Football once again dominated the sports cycle this week as the push for the playoffs continued. The Miami Dolphins took down the New England Patriots, while the Philadelphia Eagles lost star quarterback Carson Wentz to injury and the Pittsburgh Steelers punched their ticket to the postseason.
In Buffalo, a severe snowstorm created a stunning wintry scene as the Buffalo Bills took on the Indianapolis Colts.
Elsewhere, NBA and NHL action raged on in the U.S. while skiers and snowboarders took to the slopes around the world.
Click through the slideshow above to see photos from all of these events and more, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best shots from the coming week's action.
This article was initially published on AOL.com: The best photos from the week in sports: Dec. 8 - Dec. 15