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2016 NFL League Leaders: Many Steelers among the NFL elite

The Pittsburgh Steelers have some players near the top of the league in certain categories. See who is hanging around with the NFL elite.

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Last week in Philadelphia, individual statistics for Steeler players were downright dismal. Donald Trump has brighter tax-return statistics. Antonio Brown returned to form statistically, but it still translated in a loss for the Steelers. In this space, BTSC continues their weekly look at where Steeler units and players rank among the top 50 league leaders in the NFL.



Net Total Yards Per Game:
448 YPG-Leader: Atlanta
#21t Pittsburgh-354.0 YPG

Net Passing Yards Per Game:
341.7 YPG-Leader: New Orleans
#14 Pittsburgh-254.0 YPG

Net Rushing Yards Per Game:
150.7 YPG-Leader: New England
#18 Pittsburgh-100.00 YPG

Points Per Game:
34.7 PPG-Leader: Atlanta
#19 Pittsburgh-21.7 PPG


93-Leader: Drew Brees-NO
#13 Ben Roethlisberger-70

142-Leader: Jameis Winston-TB
#7t Ben Roethlisberger-118

*Completions %:
71.2%-Leader: Jimmy Garoppolo-NE
#26- Ben Roethlisberger-59.3%

*Passing Yards:
1062-Leader: Drew Brees-NO
#13 Ben Roethlisberger-816

*Touchdown Passes:
8-Leader: Drew Brees-NO and Jameis Winston-TB
#6t Ben Roethlisberger-6

*Interceptions Thrown:
7-Leader: Ryan Fitzpatrick-NYJ
#5t-Ben Roethlisberger-4

*Times Sacked:
12-Leader: Andy Dalton-Cin and Cam Newton-Car
#11t Ben Roethlisberger-6

*QB Rating:
119.0 Leader: Matt Ryan-Atl and Jimmy Garoppolo-NE
#21 Ben Roethlisberger-83.2

*Average Passing Yards Per Game:
354.00 YPG Leader: Drew Brees-NO
#13 Ben Roethlisberger-272.00 YPG


75-Leader: LeGarrette Blount-NE
#5 Deangelo Williams-66

298-Leader: LeGarrette Blount-NE
#7 Deangelo Williams-258

*Yards Per Attempt:
6.3 YPC-Leader: Devonta Freeman-ATL
#19 Deangelo Williams-3.9 YPC

*20+ Yard Rushes:
3-Leader: Isaiah Crowell-Cle and Devonta Freeman-ATL
No Steelers

*Rushing Touchdowns:
4-Leader: LeGarrette Blount-NE, Carlos Hyde-SF, Tevin Coleman-Atl and Melvin Gordon-SD
#11t Deangelo Williams-2

*Average Rushing Yards Per Game:
99.3 YPG-Leader: LeGarrette Blount-NE
#7 Deangelo Williams-86.0 YPG

*First Downs:
19-Leader: Ezekiel Elliott-Dal
#3-Deangelo Williams-14


24-Leader: Antonio Brown and Jarvis Landry-Mia
#38t Deangelo Williams-14

40-Leader: Antonio Brown
#46t Deangelo Williams-21

*Receiving Yards:
408-Leader: Marvin Jones-Det
#4 Antonio Brown-305
#28 Sammie Coates-203

*Average Yards Per Catch:
29.0 YPC-Leader: Sammie Coates

*Receiving Touchdowns
4-Leaders: Jordy Nelson- GB
#11t Antonio Brown-2
#32t Xavier Grimble-1
#32t Eli Rogers-1
#32t Jesse James-1
#32t Deangelo Williams-1

*20+ Yard Receptions:
9-Leader: Marvin Jones-Det
#4t Antonio Brown-5
#10t Sammie Coates-4

*Average Receiving Yards Per Game:
136.0 YPG-Leader: Marvin Jones-Der
#5 Antonio Brown-101.7 YPG
#30 Sammie Coates-67.7 YPG

*First Downs:

17-Leader: MIke Evans-TB
#2t Antonio Brown-15


38-Leader: Dustin Hopkins-Was
#26t Deangelo Williams-18
#41t Chris Boswell-17
#47t Antonio Brown-12

*Total Touchdowns:
5-Leader: Jordy Nelson-GB, LeGarrette Blount-NE, Carlos Hyde-SF, Tevin Coleman-Atl and Melvin Gordon-SD
#6t Deangelo Williams-3
#19t Antonio Brown-2


*Field Goals Made:
11-Leader: Dustin Hopkins-Was
#23t Chris Boswell-3

*Field Goal Attempts:
11-Leader: Dustin Hopkins-Was
#22t Chris Boswell-1

*Field Goal Percentage:
100%-Leader: 8 Players
#21t Chris Boswell-75%

*Extra Points Made:
10-Leader: Matt Bryant-Atl
#6t Chris Boswell-8

*Extra Point Attempts:
10-Leader: Dustin Hopkins-Was, Caleb Sturgis-Phi and Josh Lambo-SD
#9t-Chris Boswell-8

*Extra Point Percentage:
100%-Leader: Chris Boswell and 20 Other Players


Average Kickoff Return:
54.0 YPR-Leader: Quincy Enunwa-NYJ
#30t Fitzgerald Toussaint-20.0 YPR
#36t Sammie Coates-19.0 YPR

Longest Kickoff Return:
65-Leader: Jalin Marshall-NYJ
#33 Sammie Coates-23
#35 Fitzgerald Toussaint-22 

Average Punt Return:
23.8 YPR-Leader: Eric Weems-Atl
#21 Antonio Brown-9.0 YPR
#27 Eli Rogers-7.5 YPR

Longest Punt Return:
73-Leader: Eric Weems-Atl
#18t Eli Rogers-15
#23t Antonio Brown-14 

Fair Catches:
11-Leader: Tyler Ervin-Hou
#17t Eli Rogers-3
#21t Antonio Brown-2


21-Leader: Johnny Hekker-LA and Bradley Pinion-SF
#14 Jordan Berry-13

Longest Punt:
76 Yds-Leader: Andy Lee-Car
#9 Jordan Berry-63 Yds

Average Yards Per Punt:
51.5 YPP-Leader: Brad Wing-NYG
#4 Jordan Berry-49.9 YPP

Net Yards Per Punt:
47.6 YPP-Leader: Sam Martin-Det
#4 Jordan Berry-44.4 YPP

Punts Inside-the-20:
12-Leader: Johnny Hekker-LA
#10t Jordan Berry-6

3-Leader: Donnie Jones-Phi, Thomas Morstead-NO, Marquette King-Oak and Brad Wing-NYG
#8t Jordan Berry-1

Fair Catches:
14-Leader: Johnny Hekker-LA
#10t Jordan Berry-4

Punts Returned:
11-Leader: Shane Lechler-Oak
#13 Jordan Berry-6



Net Total Yards Allowed Per Game:
250.3 YPG-Leader: Seattle
#27 Pittsburgh-407.3 YPG

Net Passing Yards Allowed Per Game:
151.3 YPG-Leader: Houston
#31 Pittsburgh-332.0 YPG

Net Rushing Yards Allowed Per Game:
42.7 YPG-Leader: Green Bay
#4 Pittsburgh-75.3 YPG

Points Per Game Allowed:
9.0 PPG-Leader: Philadelphia
#14 Pittsburgh-22.0 PPG

Combined Tackles:
35-Leader: Craig Robertson-NO
#49t Ryan Shazier-20

5.0-Leader: Von Miller-Den
#50t Arthur Moats-1

4-Leader: Marcus Peters-KC
#12t James Harrison-1
#12t Ryan Shazier-1

Forced Fumbles:
2-Leader: 18 Players
#19t Ryan Shazier-1
#19t James Harrison-1

Fumbles Recoveries:
2-Leader: Andrew Sendejo-Min, Kiko Alonso-Mia and Shaq Thompson-Car
#4t Cameron Heyward-1
#4t Robert Golden-1