Hookstead’s Football Game Of The Week: Alabama Vs. Auburn

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It’s time for my football game of the week, and this one is super easy.

If you can only watch one game this weekend make sure it’s Alabama vs. Auburn.

This game has major playoff implications. The winner is headed to the SEC championship, and will likely be in the playoff if they manage to win out. Alabama’s strengths are in the run game, blocking up front and big play potential with receiver Calvin Ridley. However, defense for the Crimson Tide is littered with injuries all over the place, especially among the linebackers.

That’s a big problem.

Auburn had no problem dismantling Georgia’s defense. It was like watching men play against children. It wasn’t even close. What makes any of us believe the exact same won’t happen to the Crimson Tide’s defense?

The calm. #WarEagle

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I think this game is going to be incredibly close. A depleted Alabama defense, a confident Auburn team and the game being played at home for the Tigers makes me lean towards giving them the edge.

Tune in 3:30 EST on CBS to find out how this one shakes out.

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