The Best Episodes of Hard Knocks (2001)

Last Updated: Nov 29, 2018

“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 Cincinnati Bengals #3

#1 - Training Camp With The Cincinnati Bengals #3

Season 8 - Episode 3

Training camp accelerates, and the Tennessee Titans of the AFC South visit Paul Brown Stadium for the Bengals' first pre-season home game.

star 8.09
32 votes
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Training Camp with the New York Jets Week 5

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

Season 6 - Episode 5

Cutdown Day has arrived in the NFL.

star 8.06
16 votes
Training Camp With The Cincinnati Bengals #4

#3 - Training Camp With The Cincinnati Bengals #4

Season 8 - Episode 4

The Bengals travel to Dallas for a preseason encounter with the Cowboys; the coaching staff meets to make important roster decisions as the deadline approaches.

star 8.00
33 votes
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Training Camp With The Cincinnati Bengals #5

#4 - Training Camp With The Cincinnati Bengals #5

Season 8 - Episode 5

In the season finale, the preseason comes to a close as the Bengals prepare to face the visiting Indianapolis Colts; coaches evaluate player performances as they prepare for final roster cuts.

star 8.00
30 votes
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Training Camp with the Houston Texans - #2

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

Season 10 - Episode 2

star 7.96
70 votes
Training Camp With the Baltimore Ravens Week 3

#6 - Training Camp With the Baltimore Ravens Week 3

Season 1 - Episode 3

The team begins to battle the extreme heat. The search for a new running back continues.

star 7.95
19 votes
Training Camp With The Cincinnati Bengals #1

#7 - Training Camp With The Cincinnati Bengals #1

Season 8 - Episode 1

In the eighth-season opener, the team assembles in the Queen City and kicks off training camp at Paul Brown Stadium.

star 7.95
37 votes
Training Camp With the Kansas City Chiefs Week 4

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

Season 3 - Episode 4

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 7.89
9 votes
Training Camp With the Baltimore Ravens Week 6

#9 - Training Camp With the Baltimore Ravens Week 6

Season 1 - Episode 6

The coaches make their final round cuts, as players wait in suspense. Training camp ends and the players head for home.

star 7.88
8 votes
Training Camp with the Houston Texans - #1

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

Season 10 - Episode 1

star 7.87
75 votes
Training camp with the Cleveland Browns #2

#11 - Training camp with the Cleveland Browns #2

Season 13 - Episode 2

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 7.85
119 votes
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Training Camp With the Kansas City Chiefs Week 3

#12 - Training Camp With the Kansas City Chiefs Week 3

Season 3 - Episode 3

The coaching staff continues to struggle with picking a QB while they deal with their 2nd straight preseason loss. Training camp also moves from Wisconsin to Kansas City.

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

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

Season 10 - Episode 5

star 7.80
56 votes
Training camp with the Cleveland Browns #3

#14 - Training camp with the Cleveland Browns #3

Season 13 - Episode 3

The grind and intensity of training camp produce flare-ups on the practice field for both players and coaches. Country music star Brad Paisley visits Browns camp, and Tyrod Taylor faces off against the team that traded him to Cleveland, the Buffalo Bills.

star 7.79
99 votes
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Training Camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers - #5

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

Season 12 - Episode 5

star 7.77
135 votes
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Training camp with the Cleveland Browns #4

#16 - Training camp with the Cleveland Browns #4

Season 13 - Episode 4

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 7.77
86 votes
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Training Camp With The Cincinnati Bengals #2

#17 - Training Camp With The Cincinnati Bengals #2

Season 8 - Episode 2

The Bengals travel to Atlanta and practice with the Falcons prior to their Aug. 8 meeting in the Georgia Dome.

star 7.76
33 votes
Training Camp With the Baltimore Ravens Week 5

#18 - Training Camp With the Baltimore Ravens Week 5

Season 1 - Episode 5

The Ravens coaches go through their first-round cuts. The team's rookies stage a talent show where they mock several of the veteran players.

star 7.75
12 votes
Training camp with the Cleveland Browns #5

#19 - Training camp with the Cleveland Browns #5

Season 13 - Episode 5

The Browns travel to Detroit to face the Lions in the final preseason game. Coach Hue Jackson and the team staff make tough decisions as they finalize their team before the start of the 2018 season.

star 7.75
76 votes
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Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams #4

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

Season 11 - Episode 4

star 7.73
156 votes
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Training Camp with the Houston Texans - #3

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

Season 10 - Episode 3

star 7.73
63 votes
Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams #5

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

Season 11 - Episode 5

star 7.72
126 votes
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Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons - #2

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

Season 9 - Episode 2

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 7.72
43 votes
Training Camp With The Dallas Cowboys #2

#24 - Training Camp With The Dallas Cowboys #2

Season 4 - Episode 2

Week 2 of training camp continues. We find out where a Cowboy goes for the freshest threads? Plus, linebacker Anthony Spencer continues to impress the coaching staff.

star 7.71
7 votes
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Training Camp With The Dallas Cowboys #4

#25 - Training Camp With The Dallas Cowboys #4

Season 4 - Episode 4

Jerry Jones gives a behind-the-scenes look at the new Dallas Cowboys stadium being built. The Cowboys take on the Texans in their 3rd pre-season game. Bobby Carpenter steps up on defense. And the first cuts are made

star 7.70
10 votes
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