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
730 120
Anthony Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

2
684 172
A. J. Green is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

3
560 149
Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

4
487 155
Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback

5
512 151
Boomer Esiason is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback

6
413 94
Geno Atkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Defensive tackle

7
257 78
Andrew Whitworth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
bigulcards added Tackle

8
335 127
Corey Dillon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back

9
340 134
Ickey Woods is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back

10
290 106
Tim Krumrie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle

11
295 141
Cris Collinsworth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

12
267 98
James Brooks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back

13
248 93
Isaac Curtis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

14
234 67
Ken Riley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Cornerback, Quarterback

15
180 31
Carlos Dunlap is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Defensive end

16
228 78
Willie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

17
232 105
T. J. Houshmandzadeh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

18
282 147
Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback

19
215 74
David Fulcher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

20
176 80
Carl Pickens is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

21
169 74
Rudi Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back

22
157 44
Max Montoya is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Guard

23
260 141
Andy Dalton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback

24
147 61
Reggie Williams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

25
96 50
Lemar Parrish is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Cornerback, Return specialist, Kickoff returner