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NFL Leaders: Steelers among the league’s best through Week 16

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Where do the Steelers and your favorite individual player rank among the top-40 elite in the league? It’s all right here.

Baltimore Ravens v Pittsburgh Steelers Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images

With one week left in the 2016 regular season, the Steelers are rising in many categories. But with a majority of the starters on the sidelines wearing hoodies, individual rankings may suffer. I'm willing to bet a ring would trump all though. Here’s where the Black and Gold rank, by team and individuals, in all major categories.

OFFENSE

TEAM OFFENSE:

Net Total Yards Per Game:

423.3 YPG-Leader: New Orleans

#7 Pittsburgh-374.6 YPG

Net Passing Yards Per Game:

317.1 YPG-Leader: New Orleans

#5 Pittsburgh-262.9 YPG

Net Rushing Yards Per Game:

163.6 YPG-Leader: Buffalo

#12t Pittsburgh-111.7 YPG

Points Per Game:

33.5 PPG-Leader: Atlanta

#11 Pittsburgh-24.4 PPG

PASSING

*Completions:

442-Leader: Drew Brees-NO

#15 Ben Roethlisberger-328

*Completions %:

71.3%-Leader: Sam Bradford

#14 Ben Roethlisberger-64.4%

*Passing Yards:

4,858-Leader: Drew Brees-NO

#15 Ben Roethlisberger 3,819

*Touchdown Passes:

36-Leader: Aaron Rodgers-GB

#5t Ben Roethlisberger-29

*Interceptions Thrown:

19-Leader: Philip Rivers-SD

#10t Ben Roethlisberger-13

*Times Sacked:

42-Leader: Tyrod Taylor-Buf

#32t Ben Roethlisberger-17

*QB Rating:

115.5-Leader: Matt Ryan-Atl

#11 Ben Roethlisberger-95.4

*Average Passing Yards Per Game:

324-YPG Leader: Drew Brees

#9 Ben Roethlisberger-273 YPG

RUSHING

*Yards:

1631-Leader: Ezekiel Elliott-Dal

#2 Le'Veon Bell-1,268

*Yards Per Attempt:

6.1 YPC-Leader: Tyrd Taylor-Buf

#8 Le'Veon Bell-4.9 YPC

*Longest Run

85 yards-Isaiah Crowell-Cle

#15t Darius Heyward-Bey-60 yards

#34t Le’Veon Bell-44 yards

*20+ Yard Rushes:

14-Leader: Ezekiel Elliott-Dal

#23t Le’Veon Bell-4

*Rushing Touchdowns:

17-Leader: LeGarrette Blount-NE

#14t Le’Veon Bell-7

#40t Deangelo Williams-3

*Average Rushing Yards Per Game:

108.7 YPG-Leader: Ezekiel Elliott-Dal

#2 Le'Veon Bell-105.7 YPG

*First Downs:

91-Leader: Ezekiel Elliott-Dal

#3 Le'Veon Bell-69

RECEIVING

*Receptions:

106-Leader: Antonio Brown

#21t-Le'Veon Bell-75

*Targets:

164-Leader: Mike Evans-TB

#3 Leader: Antonio Brown-155

*Receiving Yards:

1,353-Leader: T.Y. Hilton

#4 Antonio Brown-1,284

*Average Yards Per Catch: 19.2 YPC-Leader: Chris Hogan-NE

*Receiving Touchdowns:

14-Leaders: Jordy Nelson-GB

#2 Antonio Brown-12

*20+ Yard Receptions:

27-Leader: TY Hilton-Ind

#3 Antonio Brown-22

*Average Receiving Yards Per Game:

101.0 YPG-Leader: Julio Jones-Atl

#5 Antonio Brown-85.6 YPG

*Yards After Catch

667 YAC-Leader: Le'Veon Bell

#31-Antonio Brown-348

*First Downs

771-Leader: Mike Evans-TB

#2 Antonio Brown-64

SCORING

*Points:

135-Leader: Matt Bryant-Atl

#23 Chris Boswell-89

#39t Antonio Brown-66

*Total Touchdowns:

17-Leader: David Johnson-Ari

#10 Antonio Brown-11

#27t Le’Veon Bell-7

KICKING

*Field Goals Made:

33-Leader: Justin Tucker-Bal

#21t Chris Boswell-20

#35 Randy Bullock-3

*Field Goal Percentage:

97.1%-Leader: Justin Tucker-Bal

#18t Chris Boswell-83.3%

*30-39 Yard Field Goals

13/14 Leader:Mason Crosby-GB

#15t Chris Boswell-7/8

*40-49 Yard Field Goals

1/15-Leader: Graham Gano-Car

#3 Chris Boswell-11/12

*50+ Yard Field Goals

10/10-Leader: Justin Tucker-Bal

#NR Chris Boswell-0/2

*Longest Field Goal

60 Yards-Chandler Catanzaro-Ari

#27 Chris Boswell-49 Yards

#33 Randy Bullock-44 Yards

RETURNS

Average Kickoff Return:

31.5 YPR-Leader: Cordarrelle Patterson-Min

Non Qualifier: Justin Gilbert-23.0 YPR

Non Qualifier: Antonio Brown-23.0 YPR

Non Qualifier: Fitzgerald Toussaint-21.5 YPR

Non Qualifier: Sammie Coates: 25.0 YPR

Longest Kickoff Return:

104 yards-Leader: Cordarrelle Patterson-Min

#25t Sammie Coates-44 yards

Touchdowns:

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

Average Punt Return:

14.0-YPR-Leader: Tyreek Hill-KC

Non Qualifier: Antonio Brown-9.3 YPR

Longest Punt Return:

86-Leader: Tyreek Hill-KC

#19 Antonio Brown-33

Touchdowns:

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

Fair Catches:

31-Leader: Jeremy Kerley-SF

#13t Antonio Brown-14

PUNTING:

Punts:

83-Leader: Johnny Hekker-LA

#21 Jordan Berry-57

Longest Punt:

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

#21t Jordan Berry-63 Yds

Average Yards Per Punt:

49.1 YPP-Leader: Pat McAfee-Ind

#15 Jordan Berry-45.5 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

#16t Jordan Berry-22

DEFENSE

TEAM DEFENSE

Net Total Yards Allowed Per Game:

306.5 YPG-Leader: Houston

#8 Pittsburgh-334.1 YPG

Net Passing Yards Allowed Per Game:

183.0 YPG-Leader: Denver

#14 Pittsburgh-245.0 YPG

Net Rushing Yards Allowed Per Game:

80.9 YPG-Leader: Dallas

#5 Pittsburgh-89.1 YPG

Points Per Game Allowed:

16.6 PPG-Leader: New England

#9 Pittsburgh-19.7 PPG

Giveaways/Takeaways

+15-Leader: Oakland

#11t Pittsburgh: +3

Combined Tackles:

145-Leader: Bobby Wagner-Sea

#23t-Lawrence Timmons-98

Sacks:

14.5 Leader: Vic Beasley Jr.-Atl

NQ-James Harrison-5

Interceptions:

7-Leader: Casey Hayward-SD

#14t-Artie Burns-3

#34t-Lawrence Timmons-2

Passes Defended

19-Leader: Casey Heyward-SD

#14t Ross Cockrell-13

#19t Artie Burns-12

Forced Fumbles:

6-Leader: Vic Beasley Jr.-Atl

#11t Ryan Shazier-3

#25t James Harrison-2

#25t Stephon Tuitt-2

#25t Steven Johnson-2

#25t Anthony Chickilo-2

Fumbles Recoveries:

4-Leader: Kiko Alonso-Mia and Whitney Mercilus-Hou

#37t Cameron Heyward-1

#37t Robert Golden-1

#37t Ross Cockrell-1

#37t Jarvis Jones-1

#37t Greg Warren-1

#37t Ryan Shazier-1

#37t Javon Hargrave-1