Leading Off: Pictures of the Week
Arizona Cardinals defenders Chike Okeafor and Michael Adams eyeball Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers as he passes downfield during their NFC wild-card playoff matchup Jan. 10. The Cardinals defeated the Packers 51-45 in overtime.
New York Jets safety Jim Leonhard tackles Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Andre Caldwell during the first half of their playoff game at Paul Brown Stadium on Jan. 9. The play was ruled a completion but was overturned after a challenge by the Jets. The Jets defeated the Bengals 24-14 in the wild-card round.
France's Julien Lizeroux clears a gate during the first run of the men's FIS World Cup slalom race in Sljeme, some 10 kilometers from the capital Zagreb on Jan. 6. Lizeroux finished third in the event.
Forward David West of the New Orleans Hornets is confronted by forward Nick Collison of the Oklahoma City Thunder during their game at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City Jan. 6. West had 19 points as the Hornets defeated the Thunder 97-92.
Dallas Cowboys wideout Miles Austin is hoisted into the air by offensive lineman Flozell Adams after a TD during their 34-14 NFC wild-card win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Gregor Schlierenzauer of Austria competes during the qualification' s jump at the FIS World Cup Four Hills competition in Innsbruck on Jan. 3.
Pikus-Pace Noelle of the US. competes in the women's first race of the skeleton World Cup in the southern German town of Koenigssee on Jan. 8.
Arizona Cardinals' LaRod Stephens-Howling is stopped short of the end zone by Green Bay Packers' Tramon Williams, Brandon Chillar and Atari Bigby during the first half of their wild-card playoff game on Jan. 10, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 51-45.
Italian Marco Capodacqua is stuck in the sand during the 7th stage Boulanouar - Tabenkrout, Mauritania, of the Africa Eco Race, on Jan. 6. The Africa Eco Race started on Dec. 30 in Nador, Morocco, and continues over 11 days and 6,000 kilometres through Mauritania to lac Rose in Senegal.
Baltimore Ravens defenders Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs and Chris Carr gang tackle New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman during their AFC wild-card matchup Jan. 10. The Ravens won 33-14.
Ana Ivanovic of Serbia mishits a backhand return on the way to defeating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in their quarterfinal match at the Brisbane International on Jan. 7. The tournament is used by players as a warm-up to the Australian Open to be played Jan. 18-31.
TCU quarterback Andy Dalton is sacked by Boise State cornerback Kyle Wilson during the first quarter of the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 4, in Glendale, Ariz. Boise State defeated TCU 17-10. <br><br>Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.