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Pittsburgh Steelers are one of 8 teams that could appear on HBO’s Hard Knocks

Last fall a plurality of NFL owners agreed that, for the good of the game, one team WILL be made available for HBO’s cameras on their hit show: Hard Knocks starting in 2014. Each year teams scramble to avoid the cameras as some coaches see the documentary series as a distraction for both the players and other staff members. Needless to say fans feel differently and want to see what goes on during an NFL training camp and ratings were solid as the Cincinnati Bengals took center stage in 2013 for the second time in their team history.

Many have speculated already on which team will be featured in 2014 but none have emerged as probable just yet. There are certain rules in place for the team to be on the program.

That team doesn’t have a new head coach.
That team didn’t make the playoffs in either of the previous 2 seasons.
That team didn’t appear on Hard Knocks in the last 10 years.

Right away that rules out many of the teams you may have been hoping for such as all the ones you saw play this weekend and all of the #1 and #2 seeds who play next. That leaves us with EIGHT possible teams that could be tapped. Here they are:

Arizona Cardinals
Buffalo Bills
Chicago Bears
Jacksonville Jaguars*
New York Giants
Oakland Raiders
Pittsburgh Steelers
St. Louis Rams

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