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2016 NFL League Leaders: Many Steelers among the NFL elite through seven games

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Where do individual Steelers rank among the league leaders in major categories?

NFL: New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

After 7 weeks of NFL action, the Pittsburgh Steelers have several players who are at, or near the top, of their respective statistical category. We take our weekly look at the league leaders and where the boys in the black and gold fall among their peers.

OFFENSE

TEAM OFFENSE:

Net Total Yards Per Game:

433.6 YPG-Leader: Atlanta

#10 Pittsburgh-372.3 YPG

Net Passing Yards Per Game:

339.3 YPG-Leader: New Orleans

#9 Pittsburgh-267.7 YPG

Net Rushing Yards Per Game:

161.2 YPG-Leader: Dallas

#20 Pittsburgh-102.6 YPG

Points Per Game:

32.7 PPG-Leader: Atlanta

#11t Pittsburgh-24.3 PPG

PASSING

*Completions:

189-Leader: Joe Flacco-Bal

#14t Ben Roethlisberger-145

#37t Landry Jones-29

*Completions %:

75.2%-Leader: Tom Brady-NE

#18 Ben Roethlisberger-64.2%

NQ-Landry Jones-60.2%

*Passing Yards:

2,348-Leader: Matt Ryan-Atl

#14 Ben Roethlisberger-1,685

#39 Landry Jones-281

*Touchdown Passes:

16-Leader: Drew Bree's-NO

#2t Ben Roethlisberger-16

#39t Landry Jones

*Interceptions Thrown:

11-Leader: Ryan Fitzpatrick-NYJ

#7t Ben Roethlisberger-6

#33 Landry Jones-1

*Times Sacked:

25-Leader: Andrew Luck-Ind

#20t Ben Roethlisberger-11

#46t Landry Jones-0

*QB Rating:

132.6 Leader: Tom Brady-NE

#9 Ben Roethlisberger-99.2

NQ-Landry Jones-75.1

*Average Passing Yards Per Game:

350 YPG Leader: Drew Brees-NO

#10 Ben Roethlisberger-281 YPG

#45 Landry Jones-70

RUSHING

*Yards:

703-Leader: Ezekiel Elliott-Dal

#23 Le'Veon Bell-344

#26 Deangelo Williams-275

*Yards Per Attempt:

6.4 YPC-Leader: Jay Ajayi-Mia

#9 Le'Veon Bell-5.0 YPC

#30 DeAngelo Williams- 3.7 YPC

*20+ Yard Rushes:

7-Leader: Ezekiel Elliott-Dal

#28t Le'Veon Bell-1

#28t Darius Heyward-Bey-1

*Rushing Touchdowns:

8-Leader: David Johnson-Ari, Melvin Gordon-SD and LeGarrette Blount-NE

#16t Deangelo Williams-3

#41t Darius Heyward-Bey-1

*Average Rushing Yards Per Game:

117.2 YPG-Leader: Ezekiel Elliott-Dal

#6 Le'Veon Bell-86.0 YPG

#34 Deangelo Williams-45.8 YPG

*First Downs:

37-Leader: Ezekiel Elliott-Dal

#23t Deangelo Williams-15

#32t Le'Veon Bell-12

RECEIVING

*Receptions:

50-Leader: AJ Green-Cin

#2 Antonio Brown-48

#37t Le'Veon Bell-30

*Targets:

76-Leader: Antonio Brown and T.Y. Hilton-Ind

*Receiving Yards:

830-Leader: Julio Jones-Atl

#8 Antonio Brown-592

#25 Sammie Coates-425

*Average Yards Per Catch:

22.1 YPC-Leader: Rob Gronkowski-NE

#2 Sammie Coates-21.3 YPC

*Receiving Touchdowns:

6-Leaders: Mike Evans-TB and Michael Crabtree-Oak

#3t Antonio Brown-5

#17t Jesse James-3

#41t Sammie Coates-2

#41t Darius Heyward-Bey-2

*20+ Yard Receptions:

16-Leader: Julio Jones-Atl

#12t Antonio Brown-8

#16t Sammie Coates-7

*Average Receiving Yards Per Game:

118.6 YPG-Leader: Julio Jones-ATL

#9 Antonio Brown-84.6 YPG

#35 Le'Veon Bell-61.3 YPG

#36 Sammie Coates-70.2 YPG

*First Downs

32-Leader: Mike Evans-TB

#4t Antonio Brown-30

SCORING

*Points:

72-Leader: Adam Vinatieri-Ind and Josh Lambo-SD

#32 Chris Boswell-40

#40t Antonio Brown-30

*Total Touchdowns:

10-Leader: Melvin Gordon-SD

#10t Antonio Brown-5

#20t Deangelo Williams-4

#39t Jesse James-3

#39t Darius Heyward-Bey-3

KICKING

*Field Goals Made:

18 Leader: Adam Vinatieri-Ind and Justin Tucker-Bal

#30t Chris Boswell-7

*Field Goal Percentage:

100%-Leader: Adam Vinatieri-Ind, Greg Zuerlein-LA and Justin Tucker-Bal

#30t Chris Boswell-70%

*Longest Field Goal

60 Yards-Chandler Catanzaro-Ari

#20t Chris Boswell-49 Yards

RETURNS

Average Kickoff Return:

28.8 YPR-Leader: Devin Hester-Bal

Non Qualifier: Justin Gilbert-23.0 YPR

Non Qualifier: Fitzgerald Toussaint-21.5 YPR

Non Qualifier: Sammie Coates: 20.3 YPC

Longest Kickoff Return:

98-Leader: Josh Huff-Phi

#27t Justin Gilbert-32

#37t Fitzgerald Toussaint-27

Touchdowns:

1-Leader: Josh Huff-Phi and Wendell Smallwood-Phi

Average Punt Return:

20.7 YPR-Leader: Jamison Crowder-Was

Non Qualifier: Antonio Brown-14.6 YPR

Non Qualifier: Eli Rogers-7.5 YPR

Longest Punt Return:

85-Leader: Jamison Crowder-Was and Andre Roberts-Det

#15 Antonio Brown-33

#37t Eli Rogers-15

Touchdowns:

2-Leader: Marcus Sherels-Min

PUNTING:

Punts:

43-Leader: Bradley Pinion-SF

#18t Jordan Berry-30

Longest Punt:

78 Yds-Leader: Brad Nortman-Jax

#14t Jordan Berry-63 Yds

Average Yards Per Punt:

50.9 YPP-Leader: Thomas Morstead-NO

#17 Jordan Berry-45.8 YPP

Net Yards Per Punt:

46.8 YPP-Leader: Sam Martin-Det

#11 Jordan Berry-40.9 YPP

Punts Inside-the-20:

22-Leader: Johnny Hekker-LA

#6t Jordan Berry-13

DEFENSE

TEAM DEFENSE

Net Total Yards Allowed Per Game:

275.9 YPG-Leader: Minnesota

#27 Pittsburgh-390.1 YPG

Net Passing Yards Allowed Per Game:

175.0 YPG-Leader: Green Bay 71.8 YPG

#28 Pittsburgh-283.4 YPG

Net Rushing Yards Allowed Per Game:

69.7 YPG-Leader: Baltimore

#13 Pittsburgh-106.4 Y

Points Per Game Allowed:

14.0 PPG-Leader: Minnesota and Seattle

#13 Pittsburgh-21.4 PPG

Giveaways/Takeaways

+11-Leader: Minnesota

#17 Pittsburgh: -1

Combined Tackles:

74-Leader: Zach Brown-Buf

#27t Lawrence Timmons-48

#49t Vince Williams-40

Sack

9.0 Leader: Lorenzo Alexander-BUF

#37t Cameron Heyward-3

Interceptions:

5-Leader: Marcus Peters-KC

#36t James Harrison-1

#36t Ryan Shazier-1

#36t Jarvis Jones-1

Passes Defended

11-Leader: Aqib Talib-Den, David Amerson-Oak, Malcolm Butler-NE

#17t Ross Cockrell-7

Forced Fumbles:

4-Leader: Bruce Irvin-Oak

#7t Stephon Tuitt-2

#7t Steven Johnson-2

Fumbles Recoveries:

2-Leader: 9 Players

#10t Cameron Heyward-1

#10t Robert Golden-1

#10t Ross Cockrell-1

#10t Jarvis Jones-1

#10-Greg Warren-1