Football The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time  

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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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1
735 120
Anthony Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

2
689 172
A. J. Green is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

3
564 150
Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

4
490 156
Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback

5
515 152
Boomer Esiason is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback

6
418 95
Geno Atkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Defensive tackle

7
262 78
Andrew Whitworth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
bigulcards added Tackle

8
336 128
Corey Dillon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back

9
343 134
Ickey Woods is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back

10
292 106
Tim Krumrie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle

11
268 98
James Brooks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back

12
296 142
Cris Collinsworth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

13
249 93
Isaac Curtis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

14
182 31
Carlos Dunlap is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Defensive end

15
235 67
Ken Riley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Cornerback, Quarterback

16
234 105
T. J. Houshmandzadeh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

17
229 78
Willie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

18
283 148
Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback

19
216 74
David Fulcher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

20
176 81
Carl Pickens is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

21
170 74
Rudi Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back

22
158 44
Max Montoya is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Guard

23
261 143
Andy Dalton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback

24
148 61
Reggie Williams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

25
97 50
Lemar Parrish is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Cornerback, Return specialist, Kickoff returner