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The Alabama Crimson Tide's biggest goal in the game versus Chattanooga was to minimize injuries as well as heal up from old ones. Outside of an ankle injury that Arie Kouandjio suffered toward the end of the first half, the Crimson Tide remained injury-free.
This will be huge for the Auburn game. They need to be at full strength when they face the Tigers. Despite looking like a better team on paper, that only matters when the best players on the team can get on the field and play to the best of their abilities. So health is paramount.
And in this mission, Nick Saban and Alabama succeeded.
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Scott Carasik is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He covers the Atlanta Falcons, NFL and NFL draft. He also runs DraftFalcons.com.