The BEST Episodes of Hard Knocks (2001)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 11, 2020

Network: HBO

“The first sports-based reality series” in television history presents viewers with an inside look at NFL training camps. From the top coaches to the rookies trying to make the team, Hard Knocks will showcase what it takes to be in the NFL.

Training Camp with the Houston Texans - #2

#1 - Training Camp with the Houston Texans - #2

Season 10 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 18, 2015

star 8.48
100 votes
Training Camp With the Dallas Cowboys Week 3

#2 - Training Camp With the Dallas Cowboys Week 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 21, 2002

Dallas plays its first preseason game and for some cowboys, it's their last game. The competition for starting quarterback heats up as Quincy Carter is challenged by newcomer Chad Hutchinson.

star 8.13
70 votes
Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams #5

#3 - Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams #5

Season 11 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 6, 2016

star 8.11
155 votes
Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams #4

#4 - Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams #4

Season 11 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 30, 2016

star 8.07
185 votes
Training Camp with the New York Jets Week 5

#5 - Training Camp with the New York Jets Week 5

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 8, 2010

Cutdown Day has arrived in the NFL.

star 7.96
101 votes
Training Camp with the New York Jets Week 1

#6 - Training Camp with the New York Jets Week 1

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 11, 2010

In the opener of the sixth season, Jets players and coaches arrive in Cortland, N.Y., and settle in to their new quarters before beginning two-a-day drills.

star 7.88
138 votes
Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons - #2

#7 - Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons - #2

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 12, 2014

The 2nd week of the Atlanta Falcons 2014 training camp routine. Roosevelt Nix-Jones, who was making the transition from defensive end to fullback, was released to kick off the show. Teammates expressed some surprise to see his locker cleaned out, but such is part of training camp, and many more cuts are yet to come. Hageman's fighting in practice and resulting injury led Mike Smith to ban fighting from practice. Thomas Dimitroff talks about his history with a dad as a coach and how he started as a grounds keeper. Titans are in town for practice and Smitty is warning the guys not to fight with them. He tells them they'll be fined and kicked off the field if they do. "If someone takes a swing, don't retaliate, remember their number. We play them in about two weeks."

star 7.87
129 votes
Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams #3

#8 - Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams #3

Season 11 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 23, 2016

star 7.84
213 votes
Training Camp with the Houston Texans - #1

#9 - Training Camp with the Houston Texans - #1

Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 11, 2015

star 7.82
79 votes
Training Camp with the Houston Texans - #5

#10 - Training Camp with the Houston Texans - #5

Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 8, 2015

star 7.81
86 votes
Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams #1

#11 - Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams #1

Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 9, 2016

star 7.81
284 votes
Training Camp With the Baltimore Ravens Week 2

#12 - Training Camp With the Baltimore Ravens Week 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 8, 2001

The practical jokes heat up at training camp. Also the team and it's coaching staff has to deal with the season ending injury of star running back Jamal Lewis.

star 7.81
112 votes
Training Camp With the Kansas City Chiefs Week 4

#13 - Training Camp With the Kansas City Chiefs Week 4

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 29, 2007

The Chiefs begin the process of cutting players, including veteran Rod Gardner. After another preseason loss head coach Herm Edwards makes the difficult decision on who his starting QB will be.

star 7.80
40 votes
Training Camp With the Kansas City Chiefs Week 2

#14 - Training Camp With the Kansas City Chiefs Week 2

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 15, 2007

The QB battle between Damon Huard and Brodie Croyle continues. 1st round pick Dwayne Bowe finally reports for camp, and the hazing begins.

star 7.77
39 votes
Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons - #5

#15 - Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons - #5

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 2, 2014

The preseason comes to a close as the Falcons head to Jacksonville to face the Jaguars; coaches evaluate performances as they prepare for final cuts.

star 7.77
95 votes
Training Camp with the Houston Texans - #3

#16 - Training Camp with the Houston Texans - #3

Season 10 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 25, 2015

star 7.76
93 votes
Training Camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers - #5

#17 - Training Camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers - #5

Season 12 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 5, 2017

As the starters prepare for the regular season, rookie hopefuls try to survive the final cuts, when 37 players will lose their jobs.

star 7.75
137 votes
Training Camp With the Baltimore Ravens Week 4

#18 - Training Camp With the Baltimore Ravens Week 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 22, 2001

Tony Siragusa take out some of the rookies to his restaurant. The Ravens compete in their second preseason game.

star 7.75
40 votes
Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams #2

#19 - Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams #2

Season 11 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 16, 2016

star 7.75
207 votes
Training Camp with the New York Jets Week 4

#20 - Training Camp with the New York Jets Week 4

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 1, 2010

The fourth week of New York Jets training camp.

star 7.74
132 votes
Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons - #4

#21 - Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons - #4

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 26, 2014

The intensity of training camp heats up as fifteen players are cut from the roster and veterans prepare for the regular season. Also: a thunderstorm sends the team heading for cover.

star 7.74
89 votes
Training camp with the Cleveland Browns #2

#22 - Training camp with the Cleveland Browns #2

Season 13 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 14, 2018

The new-look Cleveland Browns journey to New Jersey to face the New York Giants in the pre-season opener. Myles Garrett gets his body and mind right, and Baker Mayfield sees his first action in the pros.

star 7.72
131 votes
Training camp with the Cleveland Browns #4

#23 - Training camp with the Cleveland Browns #4

Season 13 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 28, 2018

With camp cuts on the horizon, players on the margins fight for their place on the team. Some Browns players find their inner child. Star receiver Josh Gordon returns.

star 7.72
99 votes
Training Camp with Cincinnati Bengals Week 2

#24 - Training Camp with Cincinnati Bengals Week 2

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 19, 2009

The second week of Cincinnati Bengals training camp.

star 7.71
38 votes
Training Camp With The Dallas Cowboys #3

#25 - Training Camp With The Dallas Cowboys #3

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 20, 2008

Terrell Owens shows off his leadership skills with the young wide receivers. The Cowboys travel to Denver for heated practices and a pre-season game against the Broncos.

star 7.68
44 votes