To those Bengals fans slowly beginning to emerge from the deepest depths of playoff mourning into the bright and sunny world of 2012 speculation, welcome.
After a disappointing but somewhat expected 31-10 loss to Houston, we are not left wondering what might have been, as we were back in 2009. Instead, the main theme that emerged from this past week is one of positivity toward what lies ahead.
The 2011-2012 Bengals may not have sustained their early season success as the weeks went by, but this season will likely be remembered as one of many pleasant surprises.
With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the great things the Cincinnati Bengals gave us in 2011-2012.