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Alabama, Georgia brace for bruising national-title battle

ATLANTA - This is the type of football game that Alabama wants.

"Grimy, hard," linebacker Rashaan Evans says. "Physical, violent."

This is the type of football game the Crimson Tide defense feels it was built for.

"We always try to out-physical our opponents," defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick said. "Get to the ball, make plays."

When Alabama faces Georgia for the College Football Playoff national championship on Monday night, pretty much everyone expects the outcome to be determined by a simple equation.

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