The best photos from the week in sports: 1/20 - 1/27

The Super Bowl is set, friends -- after two games that we wish had been slightly more exciting, the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots earned the right to face off in Houston on February 5.

That wasn't all that made headlines over the past few days. We saw plenty of highlights from the Australian Open, including a clutch win from Venus Williams that placed her in the finals against sister Serena.

The European Figure Skating Championship was also held this week, and as usual, regular season action from the NBA and NHL kept us entertained each night.

Check out the slideshow above to see photos from all of these events and more, and be sure to check back next (Super Bowl!) weekend for our selection of the best shots from the coming days.