Football The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time  

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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. 

1
559 92
Anthony Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

2
520 130
A. J. Green is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
A. J. Green Wide receiver

3
408 116
Boomer Esiason is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Boomer Esiason Quarterback

4
385 122
Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Ken Anderson Quarterback

5
416 126
Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Chad Ochocinco Wide receiver

6
321 78
Geno Atkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Geno Atkins Defensive tackle

7
268 94
Corey Dillon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Corey Dillon Running back

8
233 83
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
224 75
James Brooks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
James Brooks Running back

10
270 101
Ickey Woods is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Ickey Woods Running back

11
228 105
Cris Collinsworth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

12
191 57
Andrew Whitworth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
bigulcards added Andrew Whitworth Tackle

13
206 76
Isaac Curtis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Isaac Curtis Wide receiver

14
192 53
Ken Riley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Ken Riley Cornerback, Quarterback

15
183 60
David Fulcher is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
David Fulcher Safety, Defensive back

16
128 23
Carlos Dunlap is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Carlos Dunlap Defensive end

17
182 62
Willie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

18
214 123
Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Carson Palmer Quarterback

19
178 89
T. J. Houshmandzadeh is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
T. J. Houshmandzadeh Wide receiver

20
142 65
Carl Pickens is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Carl Pickens Wide receiver

21
129 62
Rudi Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Rudi Johnson Running back

22
120 33
Max Montoya is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Max Montoya Offensive Lineman, Guard

23
206 111
Andy Dalton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Andy Dalton Quarterback

24
75 39
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
114 53
Reggie Williams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Reggie Williams Wide receiver

26
89 28
Reggie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Walrus added Reggie Nelson Cornerback, Safety

27
120 50
Vontaze Burfict is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Vontaze Burfict Linebacker

28
70 17
Takeo Spikes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Takeo Spikes Linebacker

29
75 42
Giovani Bernard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Giovani Bernard Running back

30
74 33
Eddie Brown is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Eddie Brown Wide receiver

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91 39
Tyler Eifert is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Tyler Eifert Tight end

32
67 30
Justin Smith is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Justin Smith Defensive tackle

33
76 59
Domata Peko is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Domata Peko Defensive tackle

34
90 52
Rodney Holman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Rodney Holman Tight end

35
64 40
Mohamed Sanu is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Walrus added Mohamed Sanu Wide receiver

36
62 32
Bob Trumpy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Bob Trumpy Tight end

37
74 36
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Adam Jones

38
68 59
Essex Johnson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
scraper345 added Essex Johnson Running back

39
64 33
Bob Johnson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Bob Johnson Center

40
65 45
Dave Lapham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
seelee added Dave Lapham Guard

41
56 21
Dan Ross is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Jeff Flack added Dan Ross

42
58 55
Rey Maualuga is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Rey Maualuga Linebacker

43
49 26
Marvin Jones is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Marvin Jones Wide receiver

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50 25
Dan Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Dan Wilkinson Defensive tackle, Tackle

45
55 31
Jim LeClair is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Jim LeClair Linebacker

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59 53
Jeff Blake is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
dee-doubles added Jeff Blake Quarterback

47
56 58
Jeremy Hill is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Walrus added Jeremy Hill

48
52 45
Mike Reid is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
seelee added Mike Reid Defensive tackle, Tackle

49
41 25
Darnay Scott is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Darnay Scott Wide receiver

50
44 28
Shayne Graham is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Shayne Graham Placekicker