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The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

List RulesPlease 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, then head over and check out the top Bengals kickers ever and best Bengals tight ends.

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  • 1
  • 2
    889
    275
    Wide receiver
  • 3
    745
    227

    Ken Anderson

    Quarterback
  • 4
    657
    196

    Geno Atkins

    Defensive tackle
  • 5
    756
    237
    Quarterback
  • 6
    972
    324
    Wide receiver
  • 7
    398
    93

    Ken Riley

    Cornerback, Quarterback
  • 8
    473
    146
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  • 9
    506
    174
    Running back
  • 10
    372
    106

    Willie Anderson

    Tackle
  • 11
    352
    123

    James Brooks

    Running back
  • 12
    359
    114
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    Carlos Dunlap

    Defensive end
  • 13
    270
    78

    Max Montoya

    Offensive Lineman, Guard
  • 14
    314
    115

    Isaac Curtis

    Wide receiver
  • 15
    378
    142

    Tim Krumrie

    Defensive tackle, Tackle
  • 16
    345
    133

    T. J. Houshmandzadeh

    Wide receiver
  • 17
    290
    105
    Safety, Defensive back
  • 18
    451
    193
    Quarterback
  • 19
  • 20
    450
    212

    Ickey Woods

    Running back
  • 21
    232
    65

    Takeo Spikes

    Linebacker
  • 22
    193
    78
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    Lemar Parrish

    Cornerback, Return specialist
  • 23
    213
    77

    Reggie Williams

    Wide receiver
  • 24
    235
    92

    Rudi Johnson

    Running back
  • 25
    235
    106
    Wide receiver