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2016 NFL League Leaders: Many Steelers among the NFL elite

The Pittsburgh Steelers are a quarter way through the 2016 season, and there are several players near the top of statistical categories.

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Two weeks ago, Steelers team and individual stats took a complete nosedive. What a difference a week makes. The return of Lev Bell has him making a splash already. Ben Roethlisberger's five TD throws put him on top of the heap in that category. On the defensive side, Can Heyward is moving up the sacks charts. Where do the your favorites rank among the league's finest? Check it out below.


OFFENSE

TEAM OFFENSE:

Net Total Yards Per Game:
475.8 YPG-Leader: Atlanta
#9 Pittsburgh-374.5 YPG

Net Passing Yards Per Game:
354.3 YPG-Leader: Atlanta
#11 Pittsburgh-262.3 YPG

Net Rushing Yards Per Game:
149.3 YPG-Leader: Cleveland
#14 Pittsburgh-112.3 YPG

Points Per Game:
38.0 PPG-Leader: Atlanta
#7t Pittsburgh-27.0 PPG

PASSING

*Completions:
116-Leader: Drew Brees-NO
#14 Ben Roethlisberger-92

*Attempts:
177-Leader: Jameis Winston-TB
#15 Ben Roethlisberger-145

*Completions %:
72.1%-Leader: Matt Ryan-Atl
#21 Ben Roethlisberger-63.4%

*Passing Yards:
1,473-Leader: Matt Ryan
#13 Ben Roethlisberger-1,116

*Touchdown Passes:
11-Leader: Ben Roethlisberger and Matt Ryan-Atl

*Interceptions Thrown:
10-Leader: Ryan Fitzpatrick-NYJ
#9t-Ben Roethlisberger-4

*Times Sacked:
15-Leader: Andrew Luck-Ind
#13t Ben Roethlisberger-8

*QB Rating:
126.3 Leader: Matt Ryan-Atl
#8 Ben Roethlisberger-100.8

*Average Passing Yards Per Game:
368 YPG Leader: Matt Ryan-ATL
#9 Ben Roethlisberger-279 YPG

RUSHING

*Attempts:
94-Leader: Ezekiel Elliott-Dal
#9 Deangelo Williams-70

*Yards:
412-Leader: Ezekiel Elliott-Dal
#14 Deangelo Williams-265
#30 Le'Veon Bell-144

*Yards Per Attempt:
8.5 YPC-Leader: Jalen Richard-Oak
#2 Le'Veon Bell-8.0 YPC

*20+ Yard Rushes:
4-Leader: Ezekiel Elliott-Dal
#15t Le'Veon Bell-1

*Rushing Touchdowns:
6-Leader: Melvin Gordon-SD
#5t Deangelo Williams-3

*Fumbles
3-Leader: Spencer Ware-KC and Marcus Mariota

*Average Rushing Yards Per Game:
144.0 YPG-Leader: Le'Veon Bell
#16 Deangelo Williams-66.3 YPG

*First Downs:
27-Leader: Ezekiel Elliott-Dal
#7t Deangelo Williams-15

RECEIVING

*Receptions:
32-Leader: A.J. Green-Cin
#3 Antonio Brown-28

*Targets:
50-Leader: Mike Evans-TB
#2 Antonio Brown-45

*Receiving Yards:
488-Leader: Julio Jones-ATL
#6 Antonio Brown-369
#19 Sammie Coates-282

*Average Yards Per Catch:
42.0 YPC Leader: Tanner McEvoy-Sea
#15 Sammie Coates-21.7 YPC
#23 Darius Heyward-Bey-19.0 YPC
#41 Markus Wheaton-16.0 YPC

*Receiving Touchdowns
4-Leaders: Antonio Brown, Jordy Nelson-GB, Michael Crabtree-Oak, Kelvin Benjamin-Car
#15t Jesse James-2
#48t Xavier Grimble-1
#48t Eli Rogers-1
#48t Darius Heyward-Bey-1
#48t Deangelo Williams-1
#48t Markus Wheaton-1

*20+ Yard Receptions:
9-Leader: Marvin Jones-Det and Julio Jones-Atl
#6t Antonio Brown-6
#9t Sammie Coates-5

*Average Receiving Yards Per Game:
122.0 YPG-Leader: Julio Jones-Atl
#6 Antonio Brown-92.3 YPG
#21 Sammie Coates-70.5 YPG

*First Downs:

21-Leader: Mike Evans-TB and Michael Crabtree-Oak
#4 Antonio Brown-19

SCORING

*Points:
45-Leader: Dustin Hopkins-Was
#25t Deangelo Williams-24
#25t Antonio Brown-24
#36t Chris Boswell-22

*Total Touchdowns:
6-Leader: Melvin Gordon-SD
#4t Deangelo Williams-4
#4t Antonio Brown-4
#35t Jesse James-2

KICKING

*Field Goals Made:
12-Leader: Dustin Hopkins-Was and Mike Nugent-Cin
#28t Chris Boswell-3

*Field Goal Attempts:
13-Leader:  Mike Nugent-Cin
#13t Chris Boswell-4

*Field Goal Percentage:
100%-Leader: 7 Players
#23t Chris Boswell-75%


RETURNS

Average Kickoff Return:
54.0 YPR-Leader: Quincy Enunwa-NYJ
#36t Fitzgerald Toussaint-20.0 YPR
#41t Sammie Coates-19.0 YPR

Longest Kickoff Return:
65-Leader: Jalin Marshall-NYJ
#39t Sammie Coates-23
#41t Fitzgerald Toussaint-22 

Average Punt Return:
65.0 YPR-Leader: Will Fuller V-Hou
#29 Eli Rogers-7.5 YPR
#32 Antonio Brown-7.3 YPR

Longest Punt Return:
85-Leader: Andre Roberts-Det
#18t Eli Rogers-15
#23t Antonio Brown-14 

Fair Catches:
12-Leader: Tyler Ervin-Hou
#16t Antonio Brown-4
#21t Eli Rogers-3

PUNTING:

Punts:
27-Leader: Johnny Hekker-LA and Bradley Pinion-SF
#14 Jordan Berry-18

Longest Punt:
78 Yds-Leader: Brad Nortman-Jax
#11t Jordan Berry-63 Yds

Average Yards Per Punt:
51.1 YPP-Leader: Thomas Moorstead-NO
#12t Jordan Berry-47.8 YPP

Net Yards Per Punt:
47.0 YPP-Leader: Sam Martin-Det
#7 Jordan Berry-42.7 YPP

Punts Inside-the-20:
15-Leader: Johnny Hekker-LA
#14t Jordan Berry-7

Touchbacks:
4-Leader: Brad Wing-NYG
#16t Jordan Berry-1

Fair Catches:
16-Leader: Johnny Hekker-LA
#15t Jordan Berry-4

Punts Returned:
11-Leader: Shane Lechler-Hou
#10t Jordan Berry-8

DEFENSE

TEAM DEFENSE

Net Total Yards Allowed Per Game:
256.0 YPG-Leader: Baltimore
#27 Pittsburgh-394.8 YPG

Net Passing Yards Allowed Per Game:
162.5 YPG-Leader: Houston
#30 Pittsburgh-316.5 YPG

Net Rushing Yards Allowed Per Game:
42.7 YPG-Leader: Green Bay
#4 Pittsburgh-78.3 YPG

Points Per Game Allowed:
9.0 PPG-Leader: Philadelphia
#11 Pittsburgh-20.0 PPG

Giveaways/Takeaways
+10-Leader: Minnesota
#11t Pittsburgh-+1

Combined Tackles:
35-Leader: Zach Brown-Buf
#54 Lawrence Timmons-24


Sacks:
6.0-Leader: Markus Golden-Ari
#14t Cameron Heyward-3.0

Interceptions:
4-Leader: Marcus Peters-KC
#18t James Harrison-1
#18t Ryan Shazier-1
#18t Jarvis Jones-1

Forced Fumbles:
2-Leader: Bruce Irvin-Oak and Yannick Ngakoue-Jax
#26t Ryan Shazier-1
#26t James Harrison-1
#26t Stephon Tuitt-1

Fumbles Recoveries:
2-Leader: Andrew Sendejo-Min, Kiko Alonso-Mia, Preston Brown-Buf, Chandler Jones-Ari and Shaq Thompson-Car
#6t Cameron Heyward-1
#6t Robert Golden-1
#6t Ross Cockrell-1