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A battle between two top five college football programs and a Sunday night NFL showdown highlight this weekend’s sports action. Here are the best matchups of the weekend throughout the sports world.

Saturday:

(1) Alabama Crimson Tide @ (5) LSU Tigers (8:00 PM, CBS)

The top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide are on the road this weekend to face off against the LSU Tigers for another installment of college football’s fiercest rivalry in recent history. In this rematch of last year’s BCS National Championship, a game in which Alabama emerged victorious with a 21-0 pummeling of the Tigers, expect the outstanding defenses of both teams to dominate for 60 minutes. This matchup will most likely be decided by a single score, eerily similar to last year’s regular season matchup that saw LSU claim a close 9-6 overtime victory.

Prediction:

Alabama: 17

LSU: 13

 

Sunday:

Dallas Cowboys @ Atlanta Falcons (8:20 PM, NBC)

The Dallas Cowboys are headed to Atlanta to take on Matt Ryan and the undefeated Falcons on Sunday Night Football. Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has been turnover-prone this season, and while he has consistently put his team in position to win, his many mistakes are the main reason why Dallas is sitting at 3-4. Matt Ryan and his superstar receiving corps of Roddy White, Julio Jones and Tony Gonzalez have dominated the opposition this season. However, the defense and skilled secondary of the Cowboys coached by Rob Ryan will be the toughest test the Falcons have faced this season. This matchup will prove to be a closer contest than anticipated.

Prediction:

Dallas: 27

Atlanta: 31

 

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