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League Leaders: Steelers among the NFL’s best through Week 14

Where do the Steelers rank in team and individual categories? BTSC has it right here.

Pittsburgh Steelers v Buffalo Bills Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

As only 48 games remain in the 2016 regular season, the Steelers are rising in many a category. Ranked seventh in offense and eleventh in defense, the Steelers are making their case as one of the better teams in the league. Here’s where they rank in all major categories.



Net Total Yards Per Game:

418.3 YPG-Leader: New Orleans

#7 Pittsburgh-374.0 YPG

Net Passing Yards Per Game:

313.9 YPG-Leader: New Orleans

#8 Pittsburgh-261.2 YPG

Net Rushing Yards Per Game:

154.6 YPG-Leader: Buffalo

#9 Pittsburgh-112..8 YPG

Points Per Game:

32.9 PPG-Leader: Atlanta

#12 Pittsburgh-24.4 PPG



382-Leader: Drew Brees-NO

#17 Ben Roethlisberger-283

*Completions %:

71.2%-Leader: Sam Bradford

#16 Ben Roethlisberger-64.3%

*Passing Yards:

4,170-Leader: Drew Brees-NO

#15 Ben Roethlisberger 3,254

*Touchdown Passes:

32-Leader: Aaron Rodgers-GB

#5t Ben Roethlisberger-25

*Interceptions Thrown:

17-Leader: Philip Rivers-SD

#12t Ben Roethlisberger-11

*Times Sacked:

39-Leader: Tyrod Taylor-Buf

#31 Ben Roethlisberger-16

*QB Rating:

113.6-Leader: Tom Brady-NE

#13 Ben Roethlisberger-95.0

*Average Passing Yards Per Game:

321-YPG Leader: Drew Brees

#11 Ben Roethlisberger-271 YPG



1,392-Leader: Ezekiel Elliott-Dal

#4 Le'Veon Bell-1,053

*Yards Per Attempt:

5.2 YPC-Leader: LeSean McCoy-BUF

#6 Le'Veon Bell-4.8 YPC

*20+ Yard Rushes:

11-Leader: Ezekiel Elliott-Dal

#25t Le’Veon Bell-3

*Rushing Touchdowns:

14-Leader: LeGarrette Blount-NE

#15t Le’Veon Bell-6

#33t Deangelo Williams-3

*Average Rushing Yards Per Game:

107.1 YPG-Leader: Ezekiel Elliott-Dal

#2 Le'Veon Bell-105.3 YPG

*First Downs:

82-Leader: Ezekiel Elliott-Dal

#6 Le'Veon Bell-54



93-Leader: Antonio Brown

#20-Le'Veon Bell-67


147-Leader: Mike Evans-TB

#2 Leader: Antonio Brown-139

*Receiving Yards:

1,253-Leader: Julio Jones-Atl

#3 Antonio Brown-1,130

*Average Yards Per Catch:

21.6 YPC-Leader: Rob Gronkowski-NE

*Receiving Touchdowns:

12-Leaders: Jordy Nelson-GB

#2 Antonio Brown-11

*20+ Yard Receptions:

24-Leader: Julio Jones-Atl and TY Hilton-Ind

#3 Antonio Brown-19

*Average Receiving Yards Per Game:

104.4 YPG-Leader: Julio Jones-Atl

#4 Antonio Brown-86.9 YPG

*Yards After Catch

566 YAC-Leader: Le'Veon Bell

#28-Antonio Brown-304

*First Downs

68-Leader: Mike Evans-TB

#2 Antonio Brown-57



124-Leader: Matt Bryant-Atl

#34 Chris Boswell-PIt

#38 Antonio Brown-66

*Total Touchdowns:

15-Leader: David Johnson-Ari

#8t Antonio Brown-11

#23t Le’Veon Bell-7


*Field Goals Made:

28-Leader: Justin Tucker-Bal and Dustin Hopkins-Was

#29t Chris Boswell-14

#34t Randy Bullock-3

*Field Goal Percentage:

96.9%-Leader: Justin Tucker-Bal

#26t Chris Boswell-77.8%

*30-39 Yard Field Goals

11/11 Leader: Josh Lambo-SD

#17t Chris Boswell-6/7

#34 Randy Bullock 2/2

*40-49 Yard Field Goals

12/14-Leader: Graham Gano-Car

#12t Chris Boswell-6/7

*50+ Yard Field Goals

9/9-Leader: Justin Tucker-Bal

#NR Chris Boswell-0/2

*Longest Field Goal

60 Yards-Chandler Catanzaro-Ari

#26 Chris Boswell-49 Yards

#33 Randy Bullock-44 Yards


Average Kickoff Return:

31.7 YPR-Leader: Cordarrelle Patterson-Min

Non Qualifier: Justin Gilbert-23.0 YPR

Non Qualifier: Antonio Brown-23.0 YPR

Non Qualifier: Fitzgerald Toussaint-22.6 YPR

Non Qualifier: Sammie Coates: 21.2 YPC

Longest Kickoff Return:

104 yards-Leader: Cordarrelle Patterson-Min

#40 Fitzgerald Toussaint-33 yards


1-Leader: Cordarrelle Patterson-Min, Jordan Todman, Josh Huff-PhI/TB, Kenyan Drake-Mia, Tyreek Hill-KC and Wendell Smallwood-Phi

Average Punt Return:

15.3 YPR-Leader: Tyreek Hill-KC

Non Qualifier: Antonio Brown-9.6 YPR

Longest Punt Return:

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

#19 Antonio Brown-33


2-Leader: Marcus Sherels-Min and Andre Roberts-Det

Fair Catches:

29-Leader: Jeremy Kerley-SF

#14t Antonio Brown-13



79-Leader: Johnny Hekker-LA

#20t Jordan Berry-56

Longest Punt:

78 Yds-Leader: Brad Nortman-Jax and Johnny Hekker-LA

#20t Jordan Berry-63 Yds

Average Yards Per Punt:

49.6 YPP-Leader: Pat McAfee-Ind

#15 Jordan Berry-45.6 YPP

Net Yards Per Punt:

46.1 YPP-Leader: Johnny Hekker-LA

#19 Jordan Berry-39.9 YPP

Punts Inside-the-20:

46-Leader: Johnny Hekker-LA

#15 Jordan Berry-21t



Net Total Yards Allowed Per Game:

298.5 YPG-Leader: Arizona

#11 Pittsburgh-342.7 YPG

Net Passing Yards Allowed Per Game:

183.5 YPG-Leader: Denver

#21 Pittsburgh-252.6 YPG

Net Rushing Yards Allowed Per Game:

75.5 YPG-Leader: Baltimore

#4 Pittsburgh-90.1 YPG

Points Per Game Allowed:

17.3 PPG-Leader: Minnesota

#9 Pittsburgh-19.7 PPG


+15-Leader: Oakland

#12t Pittsburgh: +2

Combined Tackles:

139-Leader: Bobby Wagner-Sea

#24t-Lawrence Timmons-90


13.5 Leader: Von Miller-Den and Vic Beasley Jr.-Atl

NQ-James Harrison-5


7-Leader: Casey Hayward-SD

#9t-Artie Burns-3

Passes Defended

18-Leader: Casey Heyward-SD

#16t Ross Cockrell-12

#31t Artie Burns-10

Forced Fumbles:

6-Leader: Vic Beasley Jr.-Atl

#10t Ryan Shazier-3

#23t James Harrison-2

#23t Stephon Tuitt-2

#23t Steven Johnson-2

#23t Anthony Chickilo-2

Fumbles Recoveries:

4-Leader: Kiko Alonso-Mia

#31t Cameron Heyward-1

#31t Robert Golden-1

#31t Ross Cockrell-1

#31t Jarvis Jones-1

#31t Greg Warren-1

#31t Ryan Shazier-1

#31t Javon Hargrave-1