At times, the now retiring special teams coach, Mike Westhoff's units have been fabulous, but on Sunday, they came up short.
The kicking and punting game struggled in the playoffs, and decision-making and execution killed the Jets on Sunday.
First, going after a punt on 4th and less than 5 is risky business. The Jets were flagged for a questionable penalty going after the punt which extended a Steelers' drive.
Though the drive ended on an interception, it set the Jets back in terms of field position, deep in their own territory.
When the Jets had an opportunity to try an onside kick, they instead tried to take advantage of the Steelers' return formation by kicking it deep.
The kick by Folk was not executed well, and the Steelers were set up with decent field position.
Injuries to Brad Smith killed the Jets' return game - a huge part of their success in terms of scoring and gaining field position.
Their kick return game has not been the same since Smith has been banged up.