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Final NFL Leaders: Where Steelers Finished Among League’s Best For 2016

Where the Steelers rank in team and individual categories for the entire 2016 NFL season.

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With the conclusion of the 2016 regular season, the Steelers finished high in team and individual categories. But what really matters most is the letter “W”. Here’s where the Black-and-Gold rank, by team and individuals, in all major categories.



Net Total Yards Per Game:

426.0 YPG-Leader: New Orleans

#7 Pittsburgh-372.6 YPG

Net Passing Yards Per Game:

317.1 YPG-Leader: New Orleans

#5t Pittsburgh-262.6 YPG

Net Rushing Yards Per Game:

164.4 YPG-Leader: Buffalo

#14 Pittsburgh-110.0 YPG

Points Per Game:

33.8 PPG-Leader: Atlanta

#10t Pittsburgh-24.9 PPG



471-Leader: Drew Brees-NO

#17 Ben Roethlisberger-328

*Completions %:

71.6%-Leader: Sam Bradford

#14 Ben Roethlisberger-64.4%

*Passing Yards:

5,208-Leader: Drew Brees-NO

#17 Ben Roethlisberger 3,819

*Touchdown Passes:

40-Leader: Aaron Rodgers-GB

#6 Ben Roethlisberger-29

#38t Landry Jones-4

*Interceptions Thrown:

21-Leader: Philip Rivers-SD

#13t Ben Roethlisberger-13

#40t Landry Jones-2

*Times Sacked:

42-Leader: Tyrod Taylor-Buf

#32t Ben Roethlisberger-17

*QB Rating:

117.1-Leader: Matt Ryan-Atl

#11 Ben Roethlisberger-95.4

*Average Passing Yards Per Game:

326-YPG Leader: Drew Brees

#9 Ben Roethlisberger-273 YPG



1631-Leader: Ezekiel Elliott-Dal

#5 Le'Veon Bell-1,268

*Yards Per Attempt:

5.7 YPC-Leader: Mike Gilislee-Buf

#8 Le'Veon Bell-4.9 YPC

*Longest Run

85 yards-Isaiah Crowell-Cle

#17t Darius Heyward-Bey-60 yards

#36t Le’Veon Bell-44 yards

*20+ Yard Rushes:

14-Leader: Ezekiel Elliott-Dal

#24t Le’Veon Bell-4

*Rushing Touchdowns:

18-Leader: LeGarrette Blount-NE

#15t Le’Veon Bell-7

#33t Deangelo Williams-4

*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

#4 Le'Veon Bell-69



107-Leader: Larry Fitzgerald-Ari

#2 Antonio Brown-106

#28t-Le'Veon Bell-75


175-Leader: Mike Evans-TB

#5 Leader: Antonio Brown-155

*Receiving Yards:

1,448-Leader: T.Y. Hilton

#5 Antonio Brown-1,284

*Average Yards Per Catch: 17.9 YPC Leader: DeSean Jackson-Was

*Receiving Touchdowns:

14-Leaders: Jordy Nelson-GB

#2t Antonio Brown-12

*20+ Yard Receptions:

28-Leader: TY Hilton-Ind

#3 Antonio Brown-22

*Average Receiving Yards Per Game:

100.6 YPG-Leader: Julio Jones-Atl

#5 Antonio Brown-85.6 YPG

*Yards After Catch

685 YAC-Leader: Le'Veon Bell

#16-Antonio Brown-411

*First Downs

81-Leader: Mike Evans-TB

#4t Antonio Brown-64



158-Leader: Matt Bryant-Atl

#24 Chris Boswell-99

#39t Antonio Brown-72

*Total Touchdowns:

20-Leader: David Johnson-Ari

#7t Antonio Brown-12

#17t Le’Veon Bell-7


*Field Goals Made:

38-Leader: Justin Tucker-Bal

#23t Chris Boswell-21

#35 Randy Bullock-3

*Field Goal Percentage:

97.4%-Leader: Justin Tucker-Bal

#17 Chris Boswell-84.0%

*30-39 Yard Field Goals

15/17 Leader: Cairo Santos-KC

#16t Chris Boswell-8/9

*40-49 Yard Field Goals

14/17-Leader: Graham Gano-Car and 14/14 Justin Tucker-Bal

#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

#29 Chris Boswell-49 Yards

#34 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-21.4 YPR

Non Qualifier: Sammie Coates: 25.0 YPR

Non Qualifier: Cobi Hamilton: 16.6 YPR

Longest Kickoff Return:

104 yards-Leader: Cordarrelle Patterson-Min

#28 Sammie Coates-44 yards


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:

15.2-YPR-Leader: Tyreek Hill-KC

Non Qualifier: Antonio Brown-9.3 YPR

Non Qualifier: Eli Rogers-6.4 YPR

Longest Punt Return:

95 Yards-Leader: Tyreek Hill-KC

#19t Antonio Brown-33 Yards


2-Leader: Marcus Sherels-Min, Tyreek Hill-KC and Andre Roberts-Det

Fair Catches:

31-Leader: Jeremy Kerley-SF

#13t Antonio Brown-14



100-Leader: Bradley Pinion-SF

#20t Jordan Berry-68

Longest Punt:

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

#21t Jordan Berry-64 Yds

Average Yards Per Punt:

49.3 YPP-Leader: Pat McAfee-Ind

#17 Jordan Berry-45.6 YPP

Net Yards Per Punt:

46.0 YPP-Leader: Johnny Hekker-LA

#15 Jordan Berry-40.2 YPP

Punts Inside-the-20:

51-Leader: Johnny Hekker-LA

#15t Jordan Berry-25



Net Total Yards Allowed Per Game:

301.3 YPG-Leader: Houston

#12 Pittsburgh-342.6 YPG

Net Passing Yards Allowed Per Game:

185.8 YPG-Leader: Denver

#16 Pittsburgh-242.6 YPG

Net Rushing Yards Allowed Per Game:

83.5 YPG-Leader: Dallas

#13 Pittsburgh-100.0 YPG

Points Per Game Allowed:

15.6 PPG-Leader: New England

#10 Pittsburgh-20.4 PPG


+16-Leader: Oakland and Kansas City

#9t Pittsburgh: +5

Combined Tackles:

167-Leader: Bobby Wagner-Sea

#20t-Lawrence Timmons-98


15.5 Leader: Vic Beasley Jr.-Atl

NQ-James Harrison-5


7-Leader: Casey Hayward-SD

#21t-Artie Burns-3

#21t-Ryan Shazier-3

Passes Defended

24-Leader: Brent Grimes-TB

#15t Ross Cockrell-14

#19t Artie Burns-13

Forced Fumbles:

6-Leader: Vic Beasley Jr.-Atl and Bruce Irvin Jr.-Oak

#16t Ryan Shazier-3

#35t James Harrison-2

#35t Stephon Tuitt-2

#35t Steven Johnson-2

#35t AnthonyChickillo-2

#35t Darius Heyward-Bey-2

#35t Jarvis Jones-2

Fumbles Recoveries:

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