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NFL Teams Once Thought Dead, Now Finding New Life
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Rex Ryan has the Jets back in contention.

The odds are against an NFL team making the playoffs two years in a row.

Of the 96 NFL teams that made the playoffs between 2002 and 2009, only 44 or 45 percent made the playoffs the following year.

The 2011 NFL season has also been tough on most 2010 playoff teams. Of the 12 teams that qualified for the playoffs in 2010, seven started the season at 2-3 or worse.

However, despite starting the season below .500, some 2010 playoff teams are starting to look like they might make a playoff run this year.

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