The BEST episodes of Hard Knocks (2001)

Every episode of Hard Knocks (2001) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Hard Knocks (2001)!

“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.

Last Updated: 1/17/2023Network:HBO
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Training Camp with the Houston Texans - #2
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8.53
94 votes

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

Season 10 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/18/2015

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Training Camp With the Dallas Cowboys Week 3
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8.14
70 votes

#2 - Training Camp With the Dallas Cowboys Week 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/21/2002

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.

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Episode 1
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8.10
59 votes

#3 - Episode 1

Season 17 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/17/2021

Inside the relationship between head coach Frank Reich and his QB Carson Wentz; plus, Darius “Maniac” Leonard; and Colts vs. Jaguars.

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Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams #5
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8.09
134 votes

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

Season 11 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/6/2016

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Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams #4
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8.08
159 votes

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

Season 11 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/30/2016

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Episode 2
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8.05
57 votes

#6 - Episode 2

Season 17 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/24/2021

As the Colts look to move past the .500 mark, Head Coach Frank Reich leads the team into Buffalo.

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Episode 4
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7.98
45 votes

#7 - Episode 4

Season 17 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/8/2021

Following their closely contested loss to the Buccaneers, the Colts enter a December schedule in which every game is crucial.

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Episode 3
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7.94
48 votes

#8 - Episode 3

Season 17 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/1/2021

The red-hot Colts come home for Thanksgiving and face their biggest test yet: Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams #1
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7.89
234 votes

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

Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/9/2016

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Episode 5
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7.89
45 votes

#10 - Episode 5

Season 17 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/15/2021

As the Colts enter their bye week, Frank Reich explains why it’s less a vacation than a tool to help recharge for the playoff push.

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Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams #3
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7.89
170 votes

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

Season 11 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/23/2016

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Training Camp with the New York Jets Week 5
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7.85
101 votes

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

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/8/2010

Cutdown Day has arrived in the NFL.

Training Camp with the New York Jets Week 1
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7.83
139 votes

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

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/11/2010

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.

Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons - #2
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7.81
123 votes

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

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/12/2014

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."

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Training Camp with the Houston Texans - #5
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7.79
80 votes

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

Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/8/2015

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Training Camp With the Baltimore Ravens Week 2
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7.78
113 votes

#16 - Training Camp With the Baltimore Ravens Week 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/8/2001

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.

Training Camp with the Houston Texans - #1
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7.74
70 votes

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

Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/11/2015

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Training Camp with the Houston Texans - #3
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7.72
88 votes

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

Season 10 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/25/2015

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Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams #2
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7.71
178 votes

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

Season 11 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/16/2016

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Training Camp with the New York Jets Week 4
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7.71
133 votes

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

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/1/2010

The fourth week of New York Jets training camp.

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Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons - #5
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7.70
92 votes

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

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/2/2014

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.

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Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons - #4
star
7.68
87 votes

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

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/26/2014

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.

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Training Camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers - #5
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7.67
117 votes

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

Season 12 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/5/2017

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

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Training Camp With the Kansas City Chiefs Week 2
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7.67
39 votes

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

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/15/2007

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

Training camp with the Cleveland Browns #2
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7.64
120 votes

#25 - Training camp with the Cleveland Browns #2

Season 13 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/14/2018

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.

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