Playoff Spot on the Line as Alabama Faces Georgia in SEC Championship Game

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Alabama head coach Nick Saban cheers his team before an NCAA college football game against New Mexico State, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

No. 4 Alabama is playing for a spot in the College Football Playoff when it plays No. 1 Georgia in the SEC championship game on Saturday in Atlanta.

It is possible the Crimson Tide could make the four-team playoff field even with a loss to the Bulldogs.

Georgia is playing to protect its No. 1 ranking in the playoff but likely is assured of a spot even if its loses to Alabama.

The Crimson Tide took a 41-24 home win over Georgia last season and has a six-game winning streak over the Bulldogs. The streak includes two wins in the SEC championship game.

The game is at 3PM CST on CBS 8.

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