It's not like Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide needs the added motivation if you look at the betting odds against the Louisville Cardinals, but how close can the Cardinals keep it?

According to various odds, the Crimson Tide is more than a 25 point favorite against the Cardinals down in Orlando. With Lamar Jackson playing on Sundays in the NFL, many fans wonder what are the chances coach Bobby Petrino has to compete with Nick Saban in the first game of the season.

ESPN college football analyst Brad Edwards joined The Game with Ryan Fowler to discuss the Cardinals chances in the season opener against the Crimson Tide and can Alabama get through the regular season regardless of who’s at quarterback?

For Edwards full analysis on Alabama/Louisville in the season opener and the Crimson Tide's two quarterbacks, make sure you watch the video above the article. For the latest surrounding the Alabama Crimson Tide make sure you tune into The Game with Ryan Fowler weekday afternoons from 2-6 p.m.

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