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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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528 85
Anthony Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

2
476 122
A. J. Green is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
A. J. Green Wide receiver

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363 114
Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Ken Anderson Quarterback

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389 112
Boomer Esiason is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Boomer Esiason Quarterback

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379 123
Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Chad Ochocinco Wide receiver

6
292 76
Geno Atkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Geno Atkins Defensive tackle

7
249 86
Corey Dillon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Corey Dillon Running back

8
221 79
Tim Krumrie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Tim Krumrie Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle

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214 71
James Brooks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
James Brooks Running back

10
252 93
Ickey Woods is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Ickey Woods Running back

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217 100
Cris Collinsworth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

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179 52
Andrew Whitworth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
bigulcards added Andrew Whitworth Tackle

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196 71
Isaac Curtis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Isaac Curtis Wide receiver

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183 51
Ken Riley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Ken Riley Cornerback, Quarterback

The Best Cincinnati Bengals Wide Receivers of All Time

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175 58
David Fulcher is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
David Fulcher Safety, Defensive back

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201 113
Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Carson Palmer Quarterback

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116 21
Carlos Dunlap is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Carlos Dunlap Defensive end

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171 59
Willie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

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166 86
T. J. Houshmandzadeh is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
T. J. Houshmandzadeh Wide receiver

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130 62
Carl Pickens is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Carl Pickens Wide receiver

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200 99
Andy Dalton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Andy Dalton Quarterback

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124 60
Rudi Johnson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Rudi Johnson Running back

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111 33
Max Montoya is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Max Montoya Offensive Lineman, Guard

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72 37
Lemar Parrish is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Lemar Parrish Cornerback, Return specialist, Kickoff returner

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106 53
Reggie Williams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Reggie Williams Wide receiver

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112 45
Vontaze Burfict is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Vontaze Burfict Linebacker

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82 28
Reggie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Walrus added Reggie Nelson Cornerback, Safety

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64 16
Takeo Spikes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Takeo Spikes Linebacker

The Best Cincinnati Bengals Running Backs of All Time

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71 32
Eddie Brown is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Eddie Brown Wide receiver

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82 35
Tyler Eifert is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Tyler Eifert Tight end

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67 40
Giovani Bernard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Giovani Bernard Running back

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71 58
Domata Peko is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Domata Peko Defensive tackle

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59 31
Justin Smith is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Justin Smith Defensive tackle

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59 31
Bob Trumpy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Bob Trumpy Tight end

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85 52
Rodney Holman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Rodney Holman Tight end

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57 38
Mohamed Sanu is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Walrus added Mohamed Sanu Wide receiver

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68 32
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Adam Jones

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62 32
Bob Johnson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Bob Johnson Center

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66 58
Essex Johnson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
scraper345 added Essex Johnson Running back

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53 20
Dan Ross is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Jeff Flack added Dan Ross

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62 44
Dave Lapham is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
seelee added Dave Lapham Guard

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54 52
Rey Maualuga is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Rey Maualuga Linebacker

The Best Cincinnati Bengals Quarterbacks of All Time

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54 30
Jim LeClair is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Jim LeClair Linebacker

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55 48
Jeff Blake is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
dee-doubles added Jeff Blake Quarterback

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42 25
Marvin Jones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Marvin Jones Wide receiver

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52 54
Jeremy Hill is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Walrus added Jeremy Hill

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41 25
Dan Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Dan Wilkinson Defensive tackle, Tackle

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49 44
Mike Reid is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
seelee added Mike Reid Defensive tackle, Tackle

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35 25
Darnay Scott is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Darnay Scott Wide receiver

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38 28
Shayne Graham is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Shayne Graham Placekicker