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. 
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1
686 114
Anthony Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

2
644 161
A. J. Green is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

3
526 143
Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

4
460 147
Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback

5
486 144
Boomer Esiason is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback

6
387 89
Geno Atkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Defensive tackle

7
318 118
Corey Dillon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back

8
237 71
Andrew Whitworth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
bigulcards added Tackle

9
319 127
Ickey Woods is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back

10
279 102
Tim Krumrie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle

11
280 130
Cris Collinsworth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

12
250 95
James Brooks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back

13
236 91
Isaac Curtis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

14
224 65
Ken Riley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Cornerback, Quarterback

15
170 28
Carlos Dunlap is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Defensive end

16
219 103
T. J. Houshmandzadeh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

17
207 72
David Fulcher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

18
216 74
Willie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

19
268 142
Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback

20
165 77
Carl Pickens is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

21
158 73
Rudi Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back

22
251 132
Andy Dalton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback

23
149 41
Max Montoya is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Guard

24
136 59
Reggie Williams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

25
91 46
Lemar Parrish is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Cornerback, Return specialist, Kickoff returner