The best photos from the week in sports: 12/2 - 12/9

As always, it was a busy week in the world of sports.

The NFL season is becoming increasingly hectic as teams fight to clinch playoff berths, and the same goes for college football ahead of major bowl games.

Elsewhere, we found Santa Claus skiing down a hill in Maine, so it seems he really is comin' to town.

Check out the slideshow above for all of the best shots from the week in sports, and be sure to come back next weekend for our selection of the best photos from the coming days.

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