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List Rules Please rank the players based only on their time with the Bengals.

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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444 66
Anthony Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

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2
391 99
A. J. Green is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
A. J. Green Wide receiver

3
336 90
Boomer Esiason is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Boomer Esiason Quarterback

4
317 99
Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Ken Anderson Quarterback

5
316 106
Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Chad Ochocinco Wide receiver

6
240 64
Geno Atkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Geno Atkins Defensive tackle

7
215 75
Ickey Woods is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Ickey Woods Running back

8
212 76
Corey Dillon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Corey Dillon Running back

9
197 86
Cris Collinsworth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

10
151 41
Andrew Whitworth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
bigulcards added Andrew Whitworth Tackle

11
202 72
Tim Krumrie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Tim Krumrie Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle

12
193 65
James Brooks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
James Brooks Running back

13
161 49
Ken Riley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Ken Riley Cornerback, Quarterback

14
180 68
Isaac Curtis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Isaac Curtis Wide receiver

15
156 55
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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177 95
Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Carson Palmer Quarterback

17
148 55
Willie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

18
147 80
T. J. Houshmandzadeh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
T. J. Houshmandzadeh Wide receiver

19
87 18
Carlos Dunlap is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Carlos Dunlap Defensive end

20
170 81
Andy Dalton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Andy Dalton Quarterback

21
111 55
Rudi Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Rudi Johnson Running back

22
108 59
Carl Pickens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Carl Pickens Wide receiver

23
98 30
Max Montoya is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Max Montoya Offensive Lineman, Guard

24
60 33
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

25
92 32
Vontaze Burfict is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Vontaze Burfict Linebacker

26
92 48
Reggie Williams is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Reggie Williams Wide receiver

27
64 22
Reggie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Walrus added Reggie Nelson Cornerback, Safety

28
67 22
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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50 10
Takeo Spikes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Takeo Spikes Linebacker

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51 21
Justin Smith is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Justin Smith Defensive tackle

31
58 29
Eddie Brown is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Eddie Brown Wide receiver

32
53 33
Giovani Bernard is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Giovani Bernard Running back

33
57 52
Domata Peko is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Domata Peko Defensive tackle

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75 48
Rodney Holman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Rodney Holman Tight end

35
52 25
Bob Trumpy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Bob Trumpy Tight end

36
47 42
Rey Maualuga is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Rey Maualuga Linebacker

37
42 34
Mohamed Sanu is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Walrus added Mohamed Sanu Wide receiver

38
55 26
Bob Johnson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Bob Johnson Center

39
58 38
Dave Lapham is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
seelee added Dave Lapham Guard

40
54 27
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Adam Jones

41
43 45
Jeremy Hill is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Walrus added Jeremy Hill

42
43 16
Dan Ross is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Jeff Flack added Dan Ross

43
57 55
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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34 20
Shayne Graham is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Shayne Graham Placekicker

45
32 20
Marvin Jones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Marvin Jones Wide receiver

46
44 26
Jim LeClair is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Jim LeClair Linebacker

47
41 23
Bruce Kozerski is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Bruce Kozerski Center

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30 21
Dan Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Dan Wilkinson Defensive tackle, Tackle

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44 38
Mike Reid is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
seelee added Mike Reid Defensive tackle, Tackle

50
43 44
Jeff Blake is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
dee-doubles added Jeff Blake Quarterback