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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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483 76
Anthony Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

2
435 111
A. J. Green is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
A. J. Green Wide receiver

3
362 99
Boomer Esiason is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Boomer Esiason Quarterback

4
334 108
Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Ken Anderson Quarterback

5
345 115
Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Chad Ochocinco Wide receiver

6
266 68
Geno Atkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Geno Atkins Defensive tackle

7
227 77
Corey Dillon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Corey Dillon Running back

8
230 82
Ickey Woods is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Ickey Woods Running back

9
167 47
Andrew Whitworth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
bigulcards added Andrew Whitworth Tackle

10
205 95
Cris Collinsworth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

11
207 76
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
199 69
James Brooks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
James Brooks Running back

13
172 49
Ken Riley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Ken Riley Cornerback, Quarterback

14
187 69
Isaac Curtis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Isaac Curtis Wide receiver

The Best Cincinnati Bengals Running Backs of All Time

15
164 56
David Fulcher is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
David Fulcher Safety, Defensive back

16
102 18
Carlos Dunlap is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Carlos Dunlap Defensive end

17
158 55
Willie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

18
186 102
Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Carson Palmer Quarterback

19
157 80
T. J. Houshmandzadeh is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
T. J. Houshmandzadeh Wide receiver

20
183 86
Andy Dalton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Andy Dalton Quarterback

21
120 57
Rudi Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Rudi Johnson Running back

The Best Sophomore Albums of All Time

22
118 61
Carl Pickens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Carl Pickens Wide receiver

23
107 31
Max Montoya is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Max Montoya Offensive Lineman, Guard

24
105 35
Vontaze Burfict is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Vontaze Burfict Linebacker

25
65 35
Lemar Parrish is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Lemar Parrish Cornerback, Return specialist, Kickoff returner

26
99 52
Reggie Williams is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Reggie Williams Wide receiver

27
75 23
Reggie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Walrus added Reggie Nelson Cornerback, Safety

28
59 12
Takeo Spikes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Takeo Spikes Linebacker

The Best Cincinnati Bengals Wide Receivers of All Time

29
63 33
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 29
Tyler Eifert is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Tyler Eifert Tight end

31
55 25
Justin Smith is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Justin Smith Defensive tackle

32
65 31
Eddie Brown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Eddie Brown Wide receiver

33
65 54
Domata Peko is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Domata Peko Defensive tackle

34
82 50
Rodney Holman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Rodney Holman Tight end

35
52 36
Mohamed Sanu is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Walrus added Mohamed Sanu Wide receiver

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

36
56 29
Bob Trumpy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Bob Trumpy Tight end

37
53 45
Rey Maualuga is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Rey Maualuga Linebacker

38
64 28
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

39
59 29
Bob Johnson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Bob Johnson Center

40
40 21
Marvin Jones is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Marvin Jones Wide receiver

41
49 17
Dan Ross is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Jeff Flack added Dan Ross

42
50 50
Jeremy Hill is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Walrus added Jeremy Hill

The Best Cincinnati Bengals Quarterbacks of All Time

43
60 42
Dave Lapham is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
seelee added Dave Lapham Guard

44
64 56
Essex Johnson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
scraper345 added Essex Johnson Running back

45
38 21
Dan Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Dan Wilkinson Defensive tackle, Tackle

46
38 23
Shayne Graham is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Shayne Graham Placekicker

47
50 28
Jim LeClair is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Jim LeClair Linebacker

48
52 46
Jeff Blake is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
dee-doubles added Jeff Blake Quarterback

49
43 27
Bruce Kozerski is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Bruce Kozerski Center

50
32 24
Darnay Scott is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Darnay Scott Wide receiver