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This is a list of the best Cincinnati Bengals of all time. Formed by legendary coach Paul Brown, the Cincinnati Bengals have one of the most up-and-down histories in the NFL. The team has seen it's fair share of great players, but because of bad luck, injuries or head cases, the Bengals haven't been able to win a Super Bowl championship. Some of the top players in Bengals history have been on their two AFC winning teams. But in the Super Bowl, the Bengals fell short, each time to the San Francisco 49ers. Even when the Bengals have been bad, it hasn't been for the team's lack of talent. 

The Bengals have been a proverbial sink or swim team. When they've been great, their best players helped carry them. In 1988, the Bengals last Super Bowl team, the league's MVP was quarterback Boomer Esiason. Considered one of the great Bengals, Esasion led the team to several playoff berths during his time in Cincinnati. More recently, Chad "Ocho Cinco" Johnson and Carson Palmer are two of the best Bengals respectively, helped lead the team to the playoffs. If not for an injury to Palmer in the 2005 playoffs, that Bengals team may have gone much farther. One of the greatest players though is offensive tackle Anthony Munoz. He is the only Bengal in the Hall of Fame is considered one of the best left tackles in NFL history.

You may have heard of some of these Bengals players because of Hard Knocks episodes, but this of Cincinnati Bengals should only include the best players in franchise history. If you notice a player missing, please feel free to add him to this list. Vote or rerank the list to how you think it should look. 
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Anthony Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

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2
+ - 338 81
A. J. Green is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
A. J. Green Wide receiver

3
+ - 282 80
Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Ken Anderson Quarterback

4
+ - 298 78
Boomer Esiason is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Boomer Esiason Quarterback

5
+ - 272 90
Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Chad Ochocinco Wide receiver

6
+ - 208 58
Geno Atkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Geno Atkins Defensive tackle

7
+ - 176 54
James Brooks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
James Brooks Running back

8
+ - 178 60
Tim Krumrie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Tim Krumrie Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle

9
+ - 132 31
Andrew Whitworth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

10
+ - 170 75
Cris Collinsworth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

11
+ - 185 67
Ickey Woods is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Ickey Woods Running back

12
+ - 188 69
Corey Dillon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Corey Dillon Running back

13
+ - 171 58
Isaac Curtis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Isaac Curtis Wide receiver

14
+ - 151 41
Ken Riley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Ken Riley Cornerback, Quarterback

15
+ - 139 48
David Fulcher is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
David Fulcher Safety, Defensive back

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+ - 150 84
Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Carson Palmer Quarterback

17
+ - 132 48
Willie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

18
+ - 155 62
Andy Dalton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Andy Dalton Quarterback

19
+ - 131 70
T. J. Houshmandzadeh is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
T. J. Houshmandzadeh Wide receiver

20
+ - 69 14
Carlos Dunlap is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Carlos Dunlap Defensive end

21
+ - 98 50
Rudi Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Rudi Johnson Running back

22
+ - 93 53
Carl Pickens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Carl Pickens Wide receiver

23
+ - 83 25
Max Montoya is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Max Montoya Offensive Lineman, Guard

24
+ - 56 27
Lemar Parrish is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Lemar Parrish Cornerback, Return specialist, Kickoff returner

25
+ - 85 43
Reggie Williams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Reggie Williams Wide receiver

26
+ - 68 26
Vontaze Burfict is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Vontaze Burfict Linebacker

27
+ - 53 16
Reggie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Reggie Nelson Cornerback, Safety

28
+ - 50 16
Tyler Eifert is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Tyler Eifert Tight end

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+ - 44 19
Justin Smith is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Justin Smith Defensive tackle

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+ - 40 9
Takeo Spikes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Takeo Spikes Linebacker

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+ - 51 26
Eddie Brown is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Eddie Brown Wide receiver

32
+ - 45 29
Giovani Bernard is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Giovani Bernard Running back

33
+ - 53 46
Domata Peko is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Domata Peko Defensive tackle

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+ - 43 21
Bob Trumpy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Bob Trumpy Tight end

35
+ - 68 45
Rodney Holman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Rodney Holman Tight end

36
+ - 43 22
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Adam Jones

37
+ - 38 34
Rey Maualuga is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Rey Maualuga Linebacker

38
+ - 49 22
Bob Johnson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Bob Johnson Center

39
+ - 35 29
Mohamed Sanu is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Mohamed Sanu Wide receiver

40
+ - 52 34
Dave Lapham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Dave Lapham Guard

41
+ - 37 36
Jeremy Hill is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

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+ - 39 13
Dan Ross is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

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+ - 54 52
Essex Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Essex Johnson Running back

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+ - 29 17
Shayne Graham is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Shayne Graham Placekicker

45
+ - 40 23
Jim LeClair is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Jim LeClair Linebacker

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+ - 25 16
Marvin Jones is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Marvin Jones Wide receiver

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+ - 43 36
Mike Reid is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Mike Reid Defensive tackle, Tackle

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+ - 36 21
Bruce Kozerski is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

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+ - 25 20
Dan Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Dan Wilkinson Defensive tackle, Tackle

50
+ - 35 21
Louis Breeden is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Louis Breeden Cornerback