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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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Anthony Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
2
A. J. Green is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver
3
Boomer Esiason is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback
4
Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback
5
Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver
6
Geno Atkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Defensive tackle
7
Andrew Whitworth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
bigulcards added Tackle
8
Corey Dillon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back
9
Tim Krumrie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle
10
Ickey Woods is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back
11
James Brooks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back
12
Cris Collinsworth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
13
Carlos Dunlap is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Defensive end
14
Ken Riley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Cornerback, Quarterback
15
Isaac Curtis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver
16
Willie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
17
T. J. Houshmandzadeh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver
18
Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback
19
David Fulcher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Safety, Defensive back
20
Carl Pickens is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver
21
Rudi Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back
22
Max Montoya is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Guard
23
Reggie Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver
24
Andy Dalton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback
25
Lemar Parrish is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Cornerback, Return specialist, Kickoff returner