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2016 NFL Leaders: Many Steelers players among the 2016 NFL leaders

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are having a tremendous start to the 2016 NFL season, and there are some players who are at, or near, the top of the statistical leaders in the league.

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DeAngelo Williams was quoted as saying that he he would rather that he average 3.0 yards per carry and his team get the win, instead of averaging 7.0 ypc and the Steelers lose. That's really the bottom line, the win. But having star power gives a team fan base bragging rights too. Last week's 24-16 home-win over Cincinnati looked a lot different on paper than it did on the field. The most important stat of the day was most definitely the positive in the win column. Ben Roethlisberger was key in the victory even though his stats didn't catch the intangibles that he displayed. Antonio Brown, however, looked off both physically and statistically.

Steeler Stalwarts highlights where DeAngelo, Ben, Antonio Brown and their mates rank among the top 50 in their respective categories.

OFFENSE

TEAM OFFENSE:

Net Total Yards Per Game:
470.0 YPG-Leader: Oakland
#8 Pittsburgh-405.5 YPG

Net Passing Yards Per Game:
355.5 YPG-Leader: Atlanta
#12 Pittsburgh-270 YPG

Net Rushing Yards Per Game:
166.5 YPG-Leader: Carolina
#6 Pittsburgh-135.5  YPG

Points Per Game:
33.0 PPG-Leader: Carolina
#4 Pittsburgh-31 PPG

PASSING

*Completions:
58-Leader: Kirk Cousins-Was
#13 Ben Roethlisberger-46

*Attempts:
89-Leader: Kirk Cousins-Was and Blake Bortles-Jax
#13t Ben Roethlisberger-74

*Completions %:
73.9%-Leader: Eli Manning-NYG
#19 Ben Roethlisberger-62.2%

*Passing Yards:
732-Leader: Andy Dalton-Cin
#14 Ben Roethlisberger-559

*Touchdown Passes:
6-Leader: Ben Roethlisberger

*Interceptions Thrown:
5-Leader: Jameis Winston-TB
#3t-Ben Roethlisberger-3

*Times Sacked:
8-Leader: Andy Dalton-Cin and Jay Cutler-Chi
#28t- Ben Roethlisberger-2

*QB Rating:
121.4-Leader: Matt Ryan-Atl
#12 Ben Roethlisberger-95.5

*Average Passing Yards Per Game:
366.00-Leader: Andy Dalton-Cin
#15 Ben Roethlisberger-280.00

RUSHING

*Attempts:
58-Leader: Deangelo Williams

*Yards:
237-Leader: Deangelo Williams

*Yards Per Attempt:
6.5 YPC-Leader: Isaiah Crowell-Cle
#17 Deangelo Williams-4.1 YPC

*20+ Yard Rushes:
2-Leader: Danny Woodhead-SD, Isaiah Crowell-Cle and Terrance West-Bal
No Steelers

*Rushing Touchdowns:
3-Leader: Matt Forte-NYJ, Ryan Matthews-Phi and Melvin Gordon-SD
#4t Deangelo Williams-2

*Average Rushing Yards Per Game:
118.5 YPG: Leader: Deangelo Williams

*First Downs:
13-Leader: Deangelo Williams

RECEIVING

*Receptions:
17-Leader: Jarvis Landry-Mia
#14t Antonio Brown-12
#38t Deangelo Williams-10

*Targets:
25-Leader: Mike Evans-TB
#7t Antonio Brown-22
#48t Deangelo Williams-14

*Receiving Yards:
285-Leader: Stefon Diggs-Min
#19 Antonio Brown-165
#25 Sammie Coates-153

*Average Yards Per Catch:
56.0 YPC-Leader: Marquise Goodwin-Buf
#2 Sammie Coates-38.3 YPC

*Receiving Touchdowns
3-Leaders: Kelvin Benjamin-Car, Mike Wallace-Bal and Larry Fitzgerald-AZ
#4t Antonio Brown-2
#18t Xavier Grimble-1
#18t Eli Rogers-1
#18t Jesse James-1
#18t Deangelo Williams-1

*20+ Yard Receptions:
4-Leader: Amari Cooper-Oak, Marvin Jones-Det and Will Fuller V-Hou
#12t Antonio Brown-3
#12t Sammie Coates-3

*Average Receiving Yards Per Game:
142.5 YPG-Leader: Stefon Diggs-Min
#17 Antonio Brown-82.5 YPG
#24 Sammie Coates-76.5 YPG

*First Downs:
12-Leader: Willie Snead-NO and Stefon Diggs-Min
#15t Antonio Brown-8
#41t Eli Rogers-3
#41t Jesse James-3

SCORING

*Points:
24-Leader: Nick Novak-Hou and Graham Gano-Car
#11t Deangelo Williams-18
#25t Chris Boswell-14
#31t Antonio Brown-12

*Total Touchdowns:
3-Leader: Deangelo Williams and Seven Other Players
#10t Antonio Brown-2
#32t Xavier Grimble-1
#32t Eli Rogers-1
#32t Jesse James-1

KICKING

*Field Goals Made:
7-Leader: Nick Novak-Hou
#22t Chris Boswell-2

*Field Goal Attempts:
8-Leader: Nick Novak-Hou
#21t Chris Boswell-1

*Field Goal Percentage:
100%-Leader: Chris Boswell and 11 Other Players

*Extra Points Made:
8-Leader: Chris Boswell and Josh Lambo-SD

*Extra Point Attempts:
8-Leader: Chris Boswell and Josh Lambo-SD

*Extra Point Percentage:
100%-Leader: Chris Boswell and 22 Other Players

RETURNS

Average Kickoff Return:
41.0 YPR-Leader: Cordarrelle Patterson-Min
#26t Fitzgerald Toussaint-20.0 YPR

Longest Kickoff Return:
65-Leader: Jalin Marshall-NYJ
#28t Fitzgerald Toussaint-22 

Average Punt Return:
23.8 YPR-Leader: Eric Weems-Atl
16t-Eli Rogers-9.0 YPR
16t-Antonio Brown-9.0 YPR

Longest Punt Return:
73-Leader: Eric Weems-Atl
15t-Eli Rogers-15
19t-Antonio Brown-14 

Fair Catches:
9-Leader: Jeremy Kerley-SF
12t-Eli Rogers-3
28t-Antonio Brown-0

PUNTING:

Punts:
16-Leader: Johnny Hekker-LA
#10 Jordan Berry-10

Longest Punt:
76 Yds-Leader: Andy Lee-Car
#11 Jordan Berry-61 Yds

Average Yards Per Punt:
53.6 YPP-Leader: Andy Lee-Car
#9 Jordan Berry-48.4 YPP

Net Yards Per Punt:
47.8 YPP-Leader: Sam Martin
#7 Jordan Berry-42.8 YPP

Punts Inside-the-20:
10-Leader: Johnny Hekker-LA
#6t Jordan Berry-5

Touchbacks:
3-Leader: Donnie Jones-Phi, Thomas Morstead-NO and Brad Wing-NYG
#6t Jordan Berry-1

Fair Catches:
13-Leader: Johnny Hekker-LA
#8t Jordan Berry-4

Punts Returned:
7-Leader: John Ryan-Sea, Kevin Huber-Cin, Drew Butler-AZ and Bradley Pinion-SF
#11t Jordan Berry-4

DEFENSE

TEAM DEFENSE

Net Total Yards Allowed Per Game:
248.5 YPG-Leader: Seattle
#23 Pittsburgh-398.0 YPG

Net Passing Yards Allowed Per Game:

168.5 YPG-Leader: Baltimore
#31 Pittsburgh-347.5 YPG

Net Rushing Yards Allowed Per Game:
39.0 YPG-Leader: Green Bay
#2 Pittsburgh-50.5 YPG

Points Per Game Allowed:
9.5 PPG-Leader: Seattle
#7t-Pittsburgh-16

Combined Tackles:
24-Leader: Mason Foster-Was, Preston Brown-Buf, Craig Robertson-NO and Kwon Alexander-TB
#24t Ryan Shazier-18
#45t Lawrence Timmons-15
#45t Robert Golden-15

Sacks:
4.0-Leader: Von Miller-Den
#41t Arthur Moats-1

Interceptions:
2-Leader: 6 Players
#7t James Harrison-1
#7t Ryan Shazier-1

Forced Fumbles:
2-Leader: 9 Players
#10t Ryan Shazier-1
#10t 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