We boil down the thousands of photos and hundreds of plays from each week’s games to give you a look at the best. For full effect, view this gallery in full-screen mode.
1. Brees, Saints set records: New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees hugs assistant coach Joe Vitt. The Saints quarterback set a slew of NFL and club records. Teammate Jimmy Graham set the NFL record by receiving yards by a tight end. Bill Haber/Associated Press
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.