Could Alabama beat Panthers, Saints?

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier caused a bit of stir when he said the University of Alabama could beat some NFL teams.

Ordinarily, I’d say that’s a ridiculous statement. Ordinarily, I’d say the best college team would have absolutely no chance against any NFL team.

But this isn’t an ordinary year.

The Carolina Panthers are in complete disarray. They’ve got problems on and off the field.

Could the Crimson Tide knock off the Panthers? As bad as Carolina is, I think I’d still give the Panthers a slight edge. Carolina quarterback Cam Newton did rally Auburn to victory against Alabama after falling behind, 24-0, in 2010.

And, hey, while we’re at it, could Alabama beat the New Orleans Saints, who just might have the worst defense in NFL history?

I’d still take Drew Brees and the Saints.

But let’s hear your thoughts in the comments section below.