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
617 99
Anthony Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

2
576 137
A. J. Green is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

3
414 132
Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback

4
442 131
Boomer Esiason is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback

5
457 132
Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

6
346 80
Geno Atkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Defensive tackle

7
285 102
Corey Dillon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back

8
247 91
Tim Krumrie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle

9
249 115
Cris Collinsworth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

10
289 112
Ickey Woods is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back

11
209 62
Andrew Whitworth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
bigulcards added Tackle

12
232 83
James Brooks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back

13
217 83
Isaac Curtis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

14
204 59
Ken Riley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Cornerback, Quarterback

15
189 66
David Fulcher is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

16
143 25
Carlos Dunlap is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Defensive end

17
192 66
Willie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

18
191 94
T. J. Houshmandzadeh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

19
231 132
Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback

20
148 69
Carl Pickens is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

21
130 38
Max Montoya is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Guard

22
136 67
Rudi Johnson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back

23
223 117
Andy Dalton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback

24
79 41
Lemar Parrish is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Cornerback, Return specialist, Kickoff returner

25
122 54
Reggie Williams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

26
134 56
Vontaze Burfict is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Linebacker

27
96 31
Reggie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Walrus added Cornerback, Safety

28
80 18
Takeo Spikes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Linebacker

29
84 45
Giovani Bernard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Running back

30
79 35
Eddie Brown is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Wide receiver

31
73 34
Justin Smith is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Defensive tackle

32
85 61
Domata Peko is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Defensive tackle

33
99 47
Tyler Eifert is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Tight end

34
95 54
Rodney Holman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Tight end

35
68 34
Bob Trumpy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Tight end

36
71 44
Mohamed Sanu is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Walrus added Wide receiver

37
80 39
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Adam Jones

38
70 36
Bob Johnson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Center

39
60 23
Dan Ross is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Jeff Flack added

40
68 47
Dave Lapham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
seelee added Guard

41
72 62
Essex Johnson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
scraper345 added Running back

42
54 29
Marvin Jones is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

43
60 33
Jim LeClair is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Linebacker

44
61 58
Rey Maualuga is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Linebacker

45
52 29
Dan Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Defensive tackle, Tackle

46
13 0
Carl Lawson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Bengalsfan56 added Carl Lawson

47
61 62
Jeremy Hill is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Walrus added

48
62 59
Jeff Blake is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
dee-doubles added Quarterback

49
48 29
Shayne Graham is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Placekicker

50
43 27
Darnay Scott is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver