We'll never learn to love the way the 2012 season ended, and nor should we. As Falcons fans, though, we must find some joy in the best parts of the season.

It turns out the Falcons set a new NFL record in 2012, one that speaks well to the team's discipline and penchant for avoiding penalties. They had the last penalty yardage in the league and and the fewest accepted penalties, two categories which will help you get a smile out of Mike Smith any day of the year.