Need a Lift?
Philadelphia Eagles' Ernie Sims is hanging on for dear life while holding on to Green Bay Packers' fullback Quinn Johnson during the first half of the NFC wild-card game.
Hitting the Mark
Indianapolis Colts' defenders Eric Foster and Robert Mathis try to hang on Mark Sánchez, the New York Jets' starting quarterback, during the second quarter of their AFC wildcard game.
Sitting on the Job
Texas A&M's running back Cyrus Gray takes a seat, sort of, on LSU's Kelvin Sheppard during the second half of the Cotton Bowl NCAA college football game, in Arlington, Texas.
Taking a Cold Shower
This is supposed to be celebratory? Lance Guidry, Miami of Ohio's coach, gets the so-called Gatorade shower after a win over Middle Tennessee in the GoDaddy.Com Bowl NCAA college football game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.
Kick Up Your Heels
With a sharp focus on the ball, Real Madrid's Marcelo from Brazil, right, kicks the ball while falling during their Copa del Rey quarterfinal first leg match against Atletico de Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid.
And We All Fall Down...
Pittsburgh forward Nasir Robinson and Georgetown guard Chris Wright look like they're about to take a tumble. Robinson's teammate, center Gary McGhee, helps out during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Washington. Pittsburgh defeated Georgetown 72-57. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Hit or Miss
The ball appears to be pretty elusive for North Korea's Ji Dong Won, left, who is fighting off United Arab Emirates' Walid Abbas during their AFC Asian Cup group D soccer match at Qatar Sports Club Stadium, in Doha, Qatar.
This image may be blurry, but their passion is easy to see. A player with Haiti's unofficial national amputee soccer team, right, controls the ball as two players from the local Zaryen team attempt to defend in a friendly match at the national stadium in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The game is one of many events planned to mark the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 12th magnitude-7.0 quake that killed more than 220,000 people and left millions homeless. Many of the players from both teams lost their limbs in the earthquake.
Making a Splash
A scene from an action movie? No, it's Volkswagen's Nasser Al-Attiyah, from Qatar, and co-driver Timo Gottschalk, from Germany, competing in the 11th stage of the 2011 Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally between Chilecito and San Juan, Argentina.
These guys are in for quite a ride. Volkswagen's Nasser Al-Attiyah, from Qatar, and co-driver Timo Gottschalk, from Germany, bottom, and Volkswagen's driver Carlos Sainz and co-driver Lucas Cruz, both from Spain, compete during the eighth stage of the 2011 Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally between Antofagasta and Copiapo, Chile.
Enjoy this week's captivating pictures. It's football players hitting their Mark, a cold shower and clear case of dedication.