The BEST Episodes of Hard Knocks (2001)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 1, 2020
“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.
#1 - Training Camp with the Houston Texans - #2
Season 10 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 18, 2015
#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.
#3 - Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams #5
Season 11 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 6, 2016
#4 - Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams #4
Season 11 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 30, 2016
#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.
#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.
#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."
#8 - Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams #3
Season 11 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 23, 2016
#9 - Training Camp with the Houston Texans - #1
Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 11, 2015
#10 - Training Camp with the Houston Texans - #5
Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 8, 2015
#11 - Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams #1
Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 9, 2016
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#16 - Training Camp with the Houston Texans - #3
Season 10 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 25, 2015
#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.
#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.
#19 - Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams #2
Season 11 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 16, 2016
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#24 - Training Camp with Cincinnati Bengals Week 2
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 19, 2009
The second week of Cincinnati Bengals training camp.
#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.