In every season since 2000 besides 2005, the Jets have played at least one of the Super Bowl participants in the regular season

2012: Niners (L)
2011: Pats x 2 (L, L)/Giants (L)
2010: Steelers (W)
2009: Saints (L)
2008: Cardinals (W)
2007: Pats x 2 (L)/Giants (L)
2006: Colts (L)/Bears (L)
2005: N/A
2004: Pats x 2 (L,L)
2003: Pats x 2 (L, L)
2002: Raiders (L)
2001: Pats x 2
2000: Ravens (L)

Appropriately, we have sucked in these games. Not exactly the "luck of the draw" for us