The best photos from the week in sports: 12/9 - 12/16

Sports photos of the week: 12/9 - 12/16
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Sports photos of the week: 12/9 - 12/16
SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 15: Tight end Luke Willson #82 of the Seattle Seahawks scores a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams at CenturyLink Field on December 15, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 13: Australia warm up during an Australian nets session at The Gabba on December 13, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Jason O'Brien/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 11: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints looks to pass while under pressure from Noah Spence #57 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first quarter of the game at Raymond James Stadium on December 11, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
VAL-D'ISERE, FRANCE - DECEMBER 16: Michelle Gisin of Switzerland competes during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Combined on December 16, 2016 in Val-d'sere, France (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 11: The Detroit Lions take the field prior to the start of the game agains the against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on December 11, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 11: Casey Hayward #26 of the San Diego Chargers lunges for a tipped pass against Devin Funchess #17 and teammate Kelvin Benjamin #13 of the Carolina Panthers in the first quarter during the game at Bank of America Stadium on December 11, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
POKLJUKA, SLOVENIA - DECEMBER 11: Olli Hiidensalo of Finland in action during the IBU Biathlon World Cup Men's and Women's Relay on December 11, 2016 in Pokljuka, Slovenia. (Photo by Stanko Gruden/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 11: Green Bay Packers defenders make a tackle during the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field on December 11, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 11: Bilal Powell #29 of the New York Jets celebrates after scoring the game winning touchdown in overtime to beat the San Francisco 49ers 23-17 in their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on December 11, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - DECEMBER 12: Kevan Miller #86 of the Boston Bruins jumps as Jeff Petry #26 of the Montreal Canadiens skates the puck during the NHL game at the Bell Centre on December 12, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Boston Bruins defeated the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
HEERENVEEN, NETHERLANDS - DECEMBER 11: Kjeld Nuis of the Netherlands competes in the 1000m Men race on Day Three of the Speed Skating ISU World Cup on December 11, 2016 in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
MARSEILLE, FRANCE - DECEMBER 11: Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada perform during Gala Exhibition on day four of the ISU Junior and Senior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final at Palais Omnisports on December 11, 2016 in Marseille, France. (Photo by Joosep Martinson - ISU/ISU via Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 11: Le'Veon Bell #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers jumps over Ronald Darby #28 of the Buffalo Bills during the second half at New Era Field on December 11, 2016 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Lenny Zappavigna, (red gloves) from New South Wales, Australia during his during his IBF Junior Welterweight Bout against Sergey Lipinets, (blue gloves) from Moscow, Russia, at the Galen Center at the University of Southern California on December 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Lipinets won by knockout. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 10: Members of the Army Black Knights celebrate after defeating the Navy Midshipmen 21-17 at M&T Bank Stadium on December 10, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 10: David Pastrnak #88 of the Boston Bruins dives to take a shot against Frederik Andersen #31 of the Toronto Maple Leafs with pressure from Matt Hunwick #2 during the third period at TD Garden on December 10, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Maple Leafs defeat the Bruins 4-1. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 12: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts as he runs on the field prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium on December 12, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Football - Soccer - AS Roma v AC Milan - Italian Serie A - Olympic Stadium, Rome, Italy - 12/12/2016. AS Roma's Radja Nainggolan celebrates with teammates after scoring first goal . REUTERS/Max Rossi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Football Soccer Britain - Hull City v Crystal Palace - Premier League - The Kingston Communications Stadium - 10/12/16 Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke in action with Hull City's Sam Clucas and Robert Snodgrass Action Images via Reuters / Lee Smith Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
HEERENVEEN, NETHERLANDS - DECEMBER 10: Nico Ihle, Denny Ihle and Joel Dufter of Germany competes in the Team Sprint Men on Day Two of the Speed Skating ISU World Cup on December 10, 2016 in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Lamar Jackson of the Louisville Cardinals reacts as he addresses the media after being named the 82nd Heisman Memorial Trophy Award winner during the 2016 Heisman Trophy Presentation at the Marriott Marquis on December 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 11: Gilberto of Sao Paulo reacts during the match between Sao Paulo and Santa Cruz for the Brazilian Series A 2016 at Pacaembu Stadium on December 11, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 15: An armed services member participates in opening ceremonies for an NFL game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Los Angeles Rams at CenturyLink Field on December 15, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Over the past week in sports, we watched as the Seattle Seahawks -- in fluorescent green uniforms -- clinched the NFC West to secure a spot in the playoffs once again.

On the other side of the country, an emotional Tom Brady added to his historical win total with a victory over the Ravens in Foxboro.

Elsewhere, Army beat Navy in their annual game, the Speed Skating World Cup was held in the Netherlands and the coveted Heisman Trophy was handed out.

See the best shots from all of these stories and more above, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best sports photography from the coming days.

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