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NFL Week 12 leaders: Big numbers don’t always mean wins

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger passes against the Seattle Seahawks during an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Seattle. Roethlisberger threw for 456 yards and a touchdown.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger passes against the Seattle Seahawks during an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Seattle. Roethlisberger threw for 456 yards and a touchdown. The Associated Press

A look at the league’s statistical standouts:

PASSING

Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers: He threw for 456 yards and a touchdown in his team’s 39-30 loss to the Seahawks.

Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins: He threw for 351 yards and three touchdowns in his team’s 38-20 loss to the Jets.

Russell Wilson, Seahawks: He threw for 345 yards and five touchdowns in his team’s 39-30 win over the Steelers.

Matthew Stafford, Lions: He threw for 337 yards and five touchdowns in his team’s 45-14 win over the Eagles.

Derek Carr, Raiders: He threw for 330 yards and three touchdowns in his team’s 24-21 win over the Titans.

RUSHING

Adrian Peterson, Vikings: He rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns in his team’s 20-10 win over the Falcons.

Spencer Ware, Chiefs: He rushed for 114 yards and a touchdown in his team’s 30-22 win over the Bills.

C.J. Anderson, Broncos: Rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns in his team’s 30-24 overtime win over the Patriots.

Tevin Coleman, Falcons: He rushed for 110 yards in his team’s 20-10 loss to the Vikings.

Eddie Lacy, Packers: He rushed for 105 yards in his team’s 17-13 loss to the Bears.

RECEIVING

Markus Wheaton, Steelers: He caught nine passes for 201 yards and a touchdown in his team’s 39-30 loss to the Seahawks.

Jarvis Landry, Dolphins: He caught 13 passes for 165 yards and a touchdown in his team’s 38-20 loss to the Jets.

Jeremy Maclin, Chiefs: He caught nine passes for 160 yards and a touchdown in his team’s 30-22 win over the Bills.

Sammy Watkins, Bills: He caught six passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns in his team’s 30-22 loss to the Chiefs.

Doug Baldwin, Seahawks: He caught six passes for 145 yards and three touchdowns in his team’s 39-30 win over the Steelers.

Compiled by Jeff Caraska

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