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    New York Jets vs Indianapolis Colts 17-30 NFL 2010 ...


    by BretSparks

    866 views The Jets are in the AFC Championship for just the third time since Joe Namath led the then-young franchise to an AFL title in 1968, and the first since 1998, when the Bill Parcells-coached edition of the team was a 23-10 loser to the eventual Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos. A 1982 shutout loss to the Miami Dolphins ranks as the team's only other experience on the conference title stage. The history of the organization, then, would seem to be stacked against a Jets win, though recent NFL history is not. With a victory on Sunday, the Jets can join the 2005 Steelers and 2007 Giants as the third team in the last five seasons to reach the Super Bowl after winning three consecutive road games as a wild card entry. Both the Steelers and Giants won Super Bowls. If the Jets are the scrappy underdog, the Colts are the regal pure-bred that would seem to have a reservation for the winner's circle. After remaining undefeated until after Christmas and clinching homefield advantage in the AFC with three games to spare, that top-seeded Indianapolis finds itself in a position to reach its second Super Bowl in the past four years is a surprise to absolutely no one, least of all the Colts themselves.