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

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482 122
A. J. Green is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
A. J. Green Wide receiver

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368 115
Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Ken Anderson Quarterback

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394 113
Boomer Esiason is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Boomer Esiason Quarterback

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385 123
Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Chad Ochocinco Wide receiver

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298 76
Geno Atkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Geno Atkins Defensive tackle

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253 88
Corey Dillon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Corey Dillon Running back

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256 94
Ickey Woods is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Ickey Woods Running back

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220 100
Cris Collinsworth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

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223 81
Tim Krumrie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Tim Krumrie Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle

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216 73
James Brooks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
James Brooks Running back

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199 71
Isaac Curtis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Isaac Curtis Wide receiver

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181 53
Andrew Whitworth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
bigulcards added Andrew Whitworth Tackle

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185 51
Ken Riley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Ken Riley Cornerback, Quarterback

The Best Cincinnati Bengals Wide Receivers of All Time

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177 58
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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119 21
Carlos Dunlap is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Carlos Dunlap Defensive end

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203 114
Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Carson Palmer Quarterback

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173 59
Willie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

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170 87
T. J. Houshmandzadeh is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
T. J. Houshmandzadeh Wide receiver

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132 63
Carl Pickens is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Carl Pickens Wide receiver

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125 60
Rudi Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Rudi Johnson Running back

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Andy Dalton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Andy Dalton Quarterback

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114 33
Max Montoya is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Max Montoya Offensive Lineman, Guard

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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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108 53
Reggie Williams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Reggie Williams Wide receiver

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113 46
Vontaze Burfict is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Vontaze Burfict Linebacker

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84 28
Reggie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Walrus added Reggie Nelson Cornerback, Safety

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85 35
Tyler Eifert is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Tyler Eifert Tight end

The Best Cincinnati Bengals Running Backs of All Time

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65 17
Takeo Spikes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Takeo Spikes Linebacker

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72 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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69 40
Giovani Bernard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Giovani Bernard Running back

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72 58
Domata Peko is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Domata Peko Defensive tackle

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60 31
Justin Smith is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Justin Smith Defensive tackle

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60 32
Bob Trumpy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Bob Trumpy Tight end

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86 52
Rodney Holman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Rodney Holman Tight end

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Mohamed Sanu is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Walrus added Mohamed Sanu Wide receiver

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69 32
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Adam Jones

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62 33
Bob Johnson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Bob Johnson Center

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66 59
Essex Johnson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
scraper345 added Essex Johnson Running back

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62 45
Dave Lapham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
seelee added Dave Lapham Guard

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53 21
Dan Ross is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Jeff Flack added Dan Ross

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55 53
Rey Maualuga is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Rey Maualuga Linebacker

The Best Cincinnati Bengals Quarterbacks of All Time

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55 49
Jeff Blake is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
dee-doubles added Jeff Blake Quarterback

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54 31
Jim LeClair is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Jim LeClair Linebacker

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53 54
Jeremy Hill is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Walrus added Jeremy Hill

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43 26
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 25
Dan Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Dan Wilkinson Defensive tackle, Tackle

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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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36 25
Darnay Scott is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Darnay Scott Wide receiver

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39 28
Shayne Graham is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Shayne Graham Placekicker