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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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408 54
Anthony Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

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2
350 88
A. J. Green is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
A. J. Green Wide receiver

3
292 86
Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Ken Anderson Quarterback

4
305 82
Boomer Esiason is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Boomer Esiason Quarterback

5
285 96
Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Chad Ochocinco Wide receiver

6
218 60
Geno Atkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Geno Atkins Defensive tackle

7
139 34
Andrew Whitworth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
bigulcards added Andrew Whitworth Tackle

8
187 63
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
184 58
James Brooks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
James Brooks Running back

10
193 68
Ickey Woods is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Ickey Woods Running back

11
196 70
Corey Dillon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Corey Dillon Running back

12
176 77
Cris Collinsworth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

13
154 43
Ken Riley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Ken Riley Cornerback, Quarterback

14
174 61
Isaac Curtis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Isaac Curtis Wide receiver

15
144 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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138 48
Willie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

17
159 88
Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Carson Palmer Quarterback

18
136 74
T. J. Houshmandzadeh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
T. J. Houshmandzadeh Wide receiver

19
157 68
Andy Dalton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Andy Dalton Quarterback

20
73 14
Carlos Dunlap is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Carlos Dunlap Defensive end

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102 51
Rudi Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Rudi Johnson Running back

22
100 54
Carl Pickens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Carl Pickens Wide receiver

23
88 25
Max Montoya is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Max Montoya Offensive Lineman, Guard

24
59 27
Lemar Parrish is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Lemar Parrish Cornerback, Return specialist, Kickoff returner

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86 43
Reggie Williams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Reggie Williams Wide receiver

26
72 28
Vontaze Burfict is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Vontaze Burfict Linebacker

27
56 17
Reggie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Walrus added Reggie Nelson Cornerback, Safety

28
55 17
Tyler Eifert is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Tyler Eifert Tight end

29
48 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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43 9
Takeo Spikes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Takeo Spikes Linebacker

31
48 29
Giovani Bernard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Giovani Bernard Running back

32
54 26
Eddie Brown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Eddie Brown Wide receiver

33
54 46
Domata Peko is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Domata Peko Defensive tackle

34
47 22
Bob Trumpy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Bob Trumpy Tight end

35
70 45
Rodney Holman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Rodney Holman Tight end

36
48 24
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Adam Jones

37
42 36
Rey Maualuga is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Rey Maualuga Linebacker

38
56 34
Dave Lapham is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
seelee added Dave Lapham Guard

39
51 22
Bob Johnson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Bob Johnson Center

40
37 31
Mohamed Sanu is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Walrus added Mohamed Sanu Wide receiver

41
40 38
Jeremy Hill is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Walrus added Jeremy Hill

42
40 13
Dan Ross is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Jeff Flack added Dan Ross

43
54 52
Essex Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
scraper345 added Essex Johnson Running back

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31 18
Shayne Graham is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Shayne Graham Placekicker

45
27 16
Marvin Jones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Marvin Jones Wide receiver

46
38 21
Bruce Kozerski is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Bruce Kozerski Center

47
40 24
Jim LeClair is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Jim LeClair Linebacker

48
43 36
Mike Reid is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
seelee added Mike Reid Defensive tackle, Tackle

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26 20
Dan Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Dan Wilkinson Defensive tackle, Tackle

50
39 43
Jeff Blake is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
dee-doubles added Jeff Blake Quarterback