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Updating the Steelers rankings heading into Week 3 vs. the Texans

The Pittsburgh Steelers are heading into Week 3, and it is time to take a look at statistical rankings for both the team, and individuals.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing for the Houston Texans in Week 3 of the 2020 regular season, and before the opening kickoff it is time to take a look back and see how the Steelers have done from a statistical standpoint.

I take a look at both team statistics and rankings, as well as individual statistics and rankings.

You might be very surprised where the team/players rank among their NFL peers and colleagues. Check out the statistics and rankings below, and these will be updated weekly moving forward.

Team Offense after 2 games played:

Yards per game: 379.5 (14th)
Pass Yards per game: 254.5 (10th)
Rushing Yards per game: 125 (14th)
Points Per Game: 26 (14th)

Team Defense after 2 games played:

Yards per game: 305 (2nd)
Pass Yards per game: 238.5 (14th)
Rushing Yards per game: 66.5 (1st)
Points Per Game: 18.5 (6th)
Sacks: 10 (2nd)

Team Turnover/Takeaway

Give/Take: +1
Takeaways: 4 (T-2)
Turnovers: 3

Individual Offense after 2 games played:


Ben Roethlisberger
Yards: 540 (11th)
Attempts: 73 (13th)
Completion %: 68.5% (12th)
TDs: 5 (T-7)
Sacks: 3 (T-20)
Long Pass: 84 yards (1st)


James Conner
Yards: 115 (T-23)
Yards per Carry: 5.2 (13th)
Long Run: 59 yards (3rd)
TDs: 1

Benny Snell Jr.
Yards: 118 (21st)
Yards per Carry: 5.4 (12th)
Long Run: 30 yards (10th)
TDs: 0


JuJu Smith-Schuster
Yards: 117 (39th)
Receptions: 13 (T-13th)
Yards per Reception: 9.0
TDs: 2 (T-5)
YAC: 75 (17th)

Diontae Johnson
Yards: 149 (19th)
Receptions: 14 (T-11)
Yards per Reception: 10.6
TDs: 1 (T-18th)
YAC: 76 (T-14th)

Chase Claypool
Yards: 127 (33rd)
Receptions: 5
Yards per Reception: 25.4 (1st)
TDs: 1 (T-18th)
YAC: 54 (37th)

Individual Defense after 2 games played:

T.J. Watt — 2.5 (1st)
Mike Hilton — 2 (T-2)

Tackles for Loss:
Vince Williams — 6 (1st)
Tyson Alualu — 4 (3rd)
T.J. Watt — 3 (T-4th)
Bud Dupree — 2 (T-8th)
Mike Hilton — 2 (T-8th)

Joe Haden — 1 (T-2)
T.J. Watt — 1 (T-2)
Cameron Heyward — 1 (T-2)

Special Teams after 2 games played:

Kickoff Return Yards:
Ray-Ray McCloud — 97 (9th)

Long Kickoff Return:
Ray-Ray McCloud — 49 yards (1st)

Punt Return Yards:
Diontae Johnson — 38 (6th)

Long Punt Return:
Diontae Johnson — 18 (T-9)