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
633 103
Anthony Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

2
592 144
A. J. Green is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

3
455 136
Boomer Esiason is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback

4
425 138
Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback

5
471 138
Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

6
358 85
Geno Atkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Defensive tackle

7
293 110
Corey Dillon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back

8
259 95
Tim Krumrie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle

9
261 119
Cris Collinsworth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

10
299 118
Ickey Woods is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back

11
218 65
Andrew Whitworth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
bigulcards added Tackle

12
239 87
James Brooks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back

13
224 86
Isaac Curtis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

14
212 61
Ken Riley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Cornerback, Quarterback

15
196 68
David Fulcher is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

16
152 27
Carlos Dunlap is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Defensive end

17
200 98
T. J. Houshmandzadeh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

18
198 71
Willie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

19
240 139
Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback

20
153 75
Carl Pickens is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

21
137 40
Max Montoya is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Guard

22
142 71
Rudi Johnson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back

23
232 124
Andy Dalton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback

24
129 58
Reggie Williams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

25
85 45
Lemar Parrish is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Cornerback, Return specialist, Kickoff returner

26
146 61
Vontaze Burfict is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Linebacker

27
100 37
Reggie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Walrus added Cornerback, Safety

28
85 22
Takeo Spikes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Linebacker

29
90 50
Giovani Bernard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Running back

30
83 38
Eddie Brown is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Wide receiver

31
91 65
Domata Peko is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Defensive tackle

32
80 38
Justin Smith is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Defensive tackle

33
107 51
Tyler Eifert is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Tight end

34
76 37
Bob Trumpy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Tight end

35
101 58
Rodney Holman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Tight end

36
75 49
Mohamed Sanu is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Walrus added Wide receiver

37
83 45
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Adam Jones

38
71 49
Dave Lapham is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
seelee added Guard

39
71 39
Bob Johnson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Center

40
63 27
Dan Ross is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Jeff Flack added

41
73 66
Essex Johnson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
scraper345 added Running back

42
62 35
Jim LeClair is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Linebacker

43
57 33
Marvin Jones is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

44
63 63
Rey Maualuga is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Linebacker

45
54 31
Dan Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Defensive tackle, Tackle

46
52 31
Shayne Graham is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Placekicker

47
64 62
Jeff Blake is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
dee-doubles added Quarterback

48
55 50
Mike Reid is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
seelee added Defensive tackle, Tackle

49
44 31
Darnay Scott is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

50
60 72
Jeremy Hill is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Walrus added