The BEST Episodes of Hard Knocks (2001)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 7, 2019

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 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 7.91
34 votes
Training Camp with the Houston Texans - #2

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

Season 10 - Episode 2

star 7.89
72 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 7.88
34 votes
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 7.87
31 votes
Training Camp With The Cincinnati Bengals #1

#5 - 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 7.84
38 votes
Training Camp with the New York Jets Week 5

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

Season 6 - Episode 5

Cutdown Day has arrived in the NFL.

star 7.82
17 votes
Training Camp with the Houston Texans - #1

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

Season 10 - Episode 1

star 7.82
79 votes
Training Camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers - #5

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

Season 12 - Episode 5

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 Cleveland Browns #2

#9 - 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 7.73
129 votes
Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams #4

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

Season 11 - Episode 4

star 7.73
157 votes
Training Camp with the Houston Texans - #5

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

Season 10 - Episode 5

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

#12 - 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 7.72
97 votes
Training Camp With the Baltimore Ravens Week 3

#13 - 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 7.71
21 votes
Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams #5

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

Season 11 - Episode 5

star 7.69
127 votes
Training camp with the Cleveland Browns #3

#15 - 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 7.69
108 votes
Training camp with the Cleveland Browns #5

#16 - 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 7.68
88 votes
Training Camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers - #2

#17 - Training Camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers - #2

Season 12 - Episode 2

Jameis Winston works with his receiver tandem; and players and coaches get game-time action vs. the Bengals. The kicking competition heats up for Roberto Aguayo.

star 7.67
192 votes
Training Camp with the Houston Texans - #3

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

Season 10 - Episode 3

star 7.66
65 votes
Training Camp With The Cincinnati Bengals #2

#19 - 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 7.65
34 votes
Training Camp with the Houston Texans - #4

#20 - Training Camp with the Houston Texans - #4

Season 10 - Episode 4

star 7.63
70 votes
Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons - #2

#21 - 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 7.61
44 votes
Training Camp with the Oakland Raiders - #3

#22 - Training Camp with the Oakland Raiders - #3

Season 14 - Episode 3

The grind and intensity of the training camp sets in as the Raiders prepare to take on the Cardinals in their second preseason game. Antonio Brown is ready to cut out the noise and get back to work.

star 7.59
114 votes
Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams #1

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

Season 11 - Episode 1

star 7.57
256 votes
Training Camp with the Oakland Raiders - #1

#24 - Training Camp with the Oakland Raiders - #1

Season 14 - Episode 1

Enthusiasm is building for the 2019 Raiders and competition in the training camp will be fierce. In his second season as head coach, Jon Gruden welcomes a mix of established veterans, highly regarded rookie hopefuls and free-agent acquisitions — including former Pittsburgh Steeler Pro Bowl WR Antonio Brown.

star 7.57
119 votes
Training Camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers - #3

#25 - Training Camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers - #3

Season 12 - Episode 3

Jameis Winston leads the Buccaneers to Jacksonville for practice sessions and a nationally televised preseason game with the Jaguars; competition heats up as 90 players vie for 53 roster spots.

star 7.56
170 votes