Power Rankings For Best NBA Teams To Star In HBO Hard Knocks

The Indianapolis Colts are in the midst of a playoff run at 5-5, a perfect team to be featured on the first midseason edition of 'Hard Knocks.' After a disappointing summer edition featuring the Dallas Cowboys, HBO and NFL Films introduced a new twist to the series, following a team and the challenges they face during the season. 

Indianapolis recovering from an 0-3 start and rallying to a 5-5 record in a crazy AFC is the perfect scenario for 'Hard Knocks' over the final eight weeks. This week's premiere featured a season recap how the Colts got to 4-5 and how the team prepared for the Week 10 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars

The episode was different than previous editions of 'Hard Knocks' and certainly had its moments following NFL stars Carson Wentz and Darius Leonard -- two "girl dads" that introduced us to their personal lives this week. Let's break down the winners and losers of the midseason premiere. 

Winner: Darius Leonard 

Leonard was the star of the show, on and off the field. The Colts All-Pro linebacker, listed at 6-foot-2 and 230 pounds, had some gripes about his weight on the practice field during the week to Colts staffers. Leonard earned the "maniac" nickname during his senior year at South Carolina State, and went maniacal at Colts staffers about his frame. 

Hard Knocks Power Rankings: Darius Leonard, Jim Irsay among winners in mid-season debut featuring Colts

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Hard Knocks Power Rankings: Darius Leonard, Jim Irsay among winners in mid-season debut featuring Colts

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