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
660 108
Anthony Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

2
620 157
A. J. Green is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

3
501 141
Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

4
446 140
Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback

5
475 140
Boomer Esiason is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback

6
375 86
Geno Atkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Defensive tackle

7
305 112
Corey Dillon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back

8
272 98
Tim Krumrie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle

9
271 125
Cris Collinsworth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

10
228 67
Andrew Whitworth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
bigulcards added Tackle

11
311 122
Ickey Woods is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back

12
244 90
James Brooks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back

13
230 87
Isaac Curtis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

14
217 62
Ken Riley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Cornerback, Quarterback

15
200 69
David Fulcher is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

16
159 27
Carlos Dunlap is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Defensive end

17
209 100
T. J. Houshmandzadeh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

18
254 140
Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback

19
206 73
Willie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

20
160 76
Carl Pickens is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

21
152 72
Rudi Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back

22
242 129
Andy Dalton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback

23
142 40
Max Montoya is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Guard

24
88 45
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
132 59
Reggie Williams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

26
94 22
Takeo Spikes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Linebacker

27
155 64
Vontaze Burfict is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Linebacker

28
107 37
Reggie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Walrus added Cornerback, Safety

29
116 52
Tyler Eifert is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Tight end

30
99 50
Giovani Bernard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Running back

31
84 50
Mohamed Sanu is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Walrus added Wide receiver

32
96 65
Domata Peko is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Defensive tackle

33
85 38
Eddie Brown is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Wide receiver

34
83 38
Justin Smith is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Defensive tackle

35
104 58
Rodney Holman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Tight end

36
77 39
Bob Trumpy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Tight end

37
86 47
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Adam Jones

38
62 33
Marvin Jones is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

39
59 31
Dan Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Defensive tackle, Tackle

40
75 50
Dave Lapham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
seelee added Guard

41
74 39
Bob Johnson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Center

42
66 28
Dan Ross is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Jeff Flack added

43
76 66
Essex Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
scraper345 added Running back

44
65 35
Jim LeClair is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Linebacker

45
69 63
Rey Maualuga is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Linebacker

46
56 33
Shayne Graham is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Placekicker

47
68 64
Jeff Blake is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
dee-doubles added Quarterback

48
47 36
Jermaine Gresham is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Tight end

49
57 50
Mike Reid is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
seelee added Defensive tackle, Tackle

50
40 18
Peter Warrick is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
David Lee added Return specialist, Wide receiver