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
591 94
Anthony Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

2
546 133
A. J. Green is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

3
428 122
Boomer Esiason is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback

4
397 125
Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback

5
435 131
Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

6
333 79
Geno Atkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Defensive tackle

7
277 101
Corey Dillon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back

8
239 109
Cris Collinsworth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

9
279 106
Ickey Woods is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back

10
240 90
Tim Krumrie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle

11
228 81
James Brooks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back

12
200 60
Andrew Whitworth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
bigulcards added Tackle

13
212 81
Isaac Curtis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

14
195 58
Ken Riley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Cornerback, Quarterback

15
185 66
David Fulcher is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

16
136 23
Carlos Dunlap is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Defensive end

17
186 66
Willie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time

18
221 128
Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback

19
183 93
T. J. Houshmandzadeh is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

20
144 68
Carl Pickens is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

21
133 66
Rudi Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Running back

22
125 37
Max Montoya is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Guard

23
212 115
Andy Dalton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Quarterback

24
75 40
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
118 54
Reggie Williams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

26
127 54
Vontaze Burfict is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Linebacker

27
92 30
Reggie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Walrus added Cornerback, Safety

28
74 18
Takeo Spikes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Linebacker

29
79 42
Giovani Bernard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Running back

30
75 34
Eddie Brown is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Wide receiver

31
95 43
Tyler Eifert is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Tight end

32
79 61
Domata Peko is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Defensive tackle

33
68 34
Justin Smith is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Defensive tackle

34
68 41
Mohamed Sanu is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Walrus added Wide receiver

35
92 53
Rodney Holman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Tight end

36
64 33
Bob Trumpy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Tight end

37
77 37
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Adam Jones

38
67 46
Dave Lapham is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
seelee added Guard

39
70 61
Essex Johnson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
scraper345 added Running back

40
57 22
Dan Ross is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Jeff Flack added

41
65 35
Bob Johnson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Center

42
52 28
Marvin Jones is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

43
60 57
Rey Maualuga is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Linebacker

44
51 26
Dan Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Defensive tackle, Tackle

45
56 32
Jim LeClair is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
slaft added Linebacker

46
59 59
Jeremy Hill is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Walrus added

47
60 56
Jeff Blake is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
dee-doubles added Quarterback

48
46 29
Shayne Graham is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Placekicker

49
42 26
Darnay Scott is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
Wide receiver

50
52 47
Mike Reid is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals of All Time
seelee added Defensive tackle, Tackle