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Where do the Steelers’ top offensive threats rank among the NFL's elite?

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers are among the league's best when it comes to the NFL standings with a hearty 6-2 record. That currently ranks them in a tie with the Patriots, Rams, Vikings and Saints for second behind the 8-1 Eagles. The Steelers boast the tenth-ranked offense with 363.5 yards per game. The rushing attack is 17th with 109.8 yards per game, while the passing game trails league-leading New England by seven spots. Here are the key individual players and where they rank among the best that the NFL has to offer.

Ben Roethlisberger

Despite his up-and-down season, No. 7 has embraced his role as a gunslinger and ranks eighth in passing yards with 2,062, 379 behind top-ranked Tom Brady. Here’s where Roethlisberger stands in other major categories.

Touchdown Passes: 10 (18th-tied with five others)

  • Leader: Carson Wentz- 23

QB Rating: 82.7 (26th)

  • Leader: Alex Smith- 113.3

Completions: 168 (14th)

  • Leader: Tom Brady

Completion Percentage: 61.1% (24th)

  • Leader: Drew Brees- 71.6%

Interceptions Thrown: 9 (3rd)

  • Leader: Cam Newton and DeShone Kiser: 11

Le'Veon Bell

Bell seemingly got off to a slow start due to not reporting to camp, but now all the rust is gone and he finds himself high among the league's best rushers. Among running backs, Bell is seventh with 35 catches.

Rushing Yards: 760 (3rd)

  • Leader: Kareem Hunt- 800

Rushing Yards Per Game: 95.0 (3rd)

  • Leader: Leonard Fournette- 99.3

Rushing Yards Per Attempt: 3.9 (31st-tied with one other)

  • Leader: Alvin Kamara- 6.0

Attempts: 194 (1st)

First Downs: 42 (1st-tied with Ezekiel Elliott)

20+ Yard Rushes: 2 (tied with 22 others)

  • Leader: Kareem Hunt- 8

Antonio Brown

Brown is pretty much a penthouse dweller when it comes to stats during the last five seasons. This year is no exception.

Receiving Yards: 835 (1st)

Receptions: 57 (1st)

Targets: 94 (1st)

Touchdowns: 3 (tied with 27 others)

  • Leader: DeAndre Hopkins- 8

Receiving Yards Per Game: 104.4 (1st)

Average Receiving Yards Per Catch: 14.6 (27th-tied with two others)

  • Leader: Will Fuller V- 20.7

Yards After Catch: 287 (5th among all, 1st among wide receivers)

  • Leader: Chris Thompson (456)

20+ Yard Receptions: 13 (1st)

First Downs: 36 (2nd-tied with Travis Kelce)

  • Leader: DeAndre Hopkins- 38

JuJu Smith-Schuster

The rookie has come on with a jolly vengeance lately. His 97-yarder is the longest reception of the year and he should get more opportunities in the season's second half.

Receiving Yards: 424 (37th)

  • Leader: Antonio Brown- 835

Receptions: 25 (tied for 90th with four others)

  • Leader: Antonio Brown- 57

Targets: 37 (86th-tied with six others)

  • Leader: Antonio Brown- 94

Touchdowns: 4 (13th-tied with 15 others)

  • Leader: DeAndre Hopkins- 8

Receiving Yards Per Game: 53.0 (42nd)

  • Leader: Antonio Brown- 104.4

Average Receiving Yards Per Catch: 17.7 (4th)

  • Leader: Will Fuller V- 20.7

Yards After Catch: 223 (15th among all, 3rd among wide receivers)

  • Leader: Chris Thompson (456)

20+ Yard Receptions: 5 (44th-tied with six others)

  • Leader: Antonio Brown-13

First Downs: 19 (45th-tied with four others)

  • Leader: DeAndre Hopkins- 38

Martavis Bryant

Martavis' actions on social media have been more boisterous than his actions on the field. But he will get a chance to right his ship in the second half. Will he accept the challenge?

Receiving Yards: 234 (103rd)

  • Leader: Antonio Brown- 835

Receptions: 18 (126th-tied with five others)

  • Leader: Antonio Brown- 57

Targets: 36 (94th-tied with five others)

  • Leader: Antonio Brown- 94

Touchdowns: 1 (98th-tied with 92 others)

  • Leader: DeAndre Hopkins- 8

Receiving Yards Per Game: 33.4 (97th-tied with one other)

  • Leader: Antonio Brown- 104.4

Average Receiving Yards Per Catch: 13.0 (100th-tied with five others)

  • Leader: Will Fuller V- 20.7

Yards After Catch: 66 (151st-tied with one other)

  • Leader: Chris Thompson (456)

20+ Yard Receptions: 4 (61st-tied with 28 others)

  • Leader: Antonio Brown-13

First Downs: 9 (133rd-tied with seven others)

  • Leader: DeAndre Hopkins- 38

Jesse James

James has taken a step back from last year's production. But he’ll need to be counted on down the stretch.

Receiving Yards: 193 (133rd-tied with one other)

  • Leader: Antonio Brown- 835

Receptions: 20 (109th-tied with nine others)

  • Leader: Antonio Brown- 57

Targets: 28 (131st-tied with three others)

  • Leader: Antonio Brown- 94

Touchdowns: 2 (57th-tied with 40 others)

  • Leader: DeAndre Hopkins- 8

Receiving Yards Per Game: 24.1 (150th)

  • Leader: Antonio Brown- 104.4

Average Receiving Yards Per Catch: 9.7 (242nd-tied with three others)

  • Leader: Will Fuller V- 20.7

Yards After Catch: 101 (100th-tied with one other)

  • Leader: Chris Thompson (456)

20+ Yard Receptions: 1 (165th-tied with 81 others)

  • Leader: Antonio Brown-13

First Downs: 10 (115th-tied with seventeen others)

  • Leader: DeAndre Hopkins- 38