7.9
184 votes
Hard Knocks

Hard Knocks

HBO 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.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Hard Knocks

Hard Knocks - S10E2

#1 - Episode 02

7.78

Season 10 - Episode 2

Rookies and veterans show some style and the team gears up for its preseason slate with a home game against the San Francisco 49ers.

The episode was rated from 72 votes.

Hard Knocks - S8E3

#2 - Episode 03

7.76

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.

The episode was rated from 33 votes.

Hard Knocks - S10E1

#3 - Episode 01

7.75

Season 10 - Episode 1

Reigning Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt and his fellow Texans kick off training camp in Houston. Head coach Bill O'Brien leads 90 players through the first week of drills, and the team travels to Virginia, where they practice against the NFC East's Washington Redskins.

The episode was rated from 80 votes.

Hard Knocks - S8E4

#4 - Episode 04

7.74

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.

The episode was rated from 34 votes.

Hard Knocks - S8E1

#5 - Episode 01

7.73

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.

The episode was rated from 37 votes.

Hard Knocks - S12E5

#6 - Episode 5

7.72

Season 12 - Episode 5

Jameis Winston, Gerald McCoy, Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson prepare for the regular season. Rookie hopefuls Riley Bullough, aka "Joe Dirt," and Jeremy McNichols, aka "McWeapon," hope to survive the final cuts, when 37 players will lose their jobs.

The episode was rated from 139 votes.

Hard Knocks - S8E5

#7 - Episode 05

7.71

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.

The episode was rated from 31 votes.

Hard Knocks - S11E4

#8 - Episode 04

7.68

Season 11 - Episode 4

The episode was rated from 157 votes.

Hard Knocks - S13E2

#9 - Episode 2

7.67

Season 13 - Episode 2

The episode was rated from 132 votes.

Hard Knocks - S13E4

#10 - Episode 4

7.66

Season 13 - Episode 4

Star receiver Josh Gordon returns while players on the margins fight for their place on the team.

The episode was rated from 100 votes.

Hard Knocks - S12E2
#11 - Episode 2
7.65
Season 12 - Episode 2

Third-year QB Jameis Winston displays his leadership on the field and in the locker room; kicker Roberto Aguayo learns his fate; Brent Grimes has a revealing conversation with his wife, Miko; players and coaches get game-time action as the Buccaneers travel to Cincinnati to play the Bengals.

The episode was rated from 194 votes.
Hard Knocks - S11E5
#12 - Episode 05
7.63
Season 11 - Episode 5

The episode was rated from 127 votes.
Hard Knocks - S13E3
#13 - Episode 3
7.62
Season 13 - Episode 3

The grind and intensity of training camp produces flare-ups for both players and coaches on the practice field. The Browns play host Tyrod Taylor’s former team, the Buffalo Bills, in their second preseason game.

The episode was rated from 111 votes.
Hard Knocks - S10E5
#14 - Episode 05
7.62
Season 10 - Episode 5

The Texans travel to Dallas for their final preseason game against the Cowboys. The coaching staff reduces the roster to 53 players in preparation for the Sept. 13 regular season opener with Kansas City.

The episode was rated from 58 votes.
Hard Knocks - S13E5
#15 - Episode 5
7.60
Season 13 - Episode 5

The episode was rated from 92 votes.
Hard Knocks - S10E3
#16 - Episode 03
7.57
Season 10 - Episode 3

Jadeveon Clowney, the first pick of the 2014 draft, returns to the field after a long recovery from surgery; Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos visit NRG Stadium for the Texans' second preseason game.

The episode was rated from 65 votes.
Hard Knocks - S14E1
#17 - Episode 1
7.56
Season 14 - Episode 1

Enthusiasm is building for the 2019 Raiders. Head coach Jon Gruden, in his second season since returning to Oakland, welcomes an intriguing mix of established veterans, highly regarded rookie hopefuls and free-agent acquisitions. The big off-season signing of former Pittsburgh Steeler Pro Bowl WR Antonio Brown has everyone around the team excited. Competition in training camp will be fierce.

The episode was rated from 131 votes.
Hard Knocks - S14E3
#18 - Episode 3
7.55
Season 14 - Episode 3

The grind and intensity of training camp sets in at the Raiders training camp facility in Napa. The Raiders travel to Arizona to take on the Cardinals in their second preseason game.

The episode was rated from 120 votes.
Hard Knocks - S10E4
#19 - Episode 04
7.55
Season 10 - Episode 4

The Texans begin reducing the roster in preparation for getting down to 53 players by opening day. The team travels to New Orleans to meet Drew Brees and the Saints in the third week of preseason play.

The episode was rated from 71 votes.
Hard Knocks - S8E2
#20 - Episode 02
7.55
Season 8 - Episode 2

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

The episode was rated from 33 votes.

Last updated: jul 06, 2022

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