Alabama’s loss Saturday night to Texas A&M may have exposed the Crimson Tide for something they may have to contend with down the stretch of the schedule — a team playing better than the Aggies were heading into Saturday.

That’s the opinion of SEC Network host Paul Finebaum, who shared it during his regular segment on “McElroy and Cubelic In the morning” on WJOX out of Birmingham, Alabama.

“Three weeks ago if we were talking about Alabama losing to Florida, I don’t think we could have honestly said that we were shocked,” Finebaum said. “It would’ve been surprising, but losing at the Swamp, to a team that we all thought was pretty good. But this is a different story, and I give A&M the credit, but for Alabama, it’s now a matter of finding a way. Immediately the conversation will turn to Georgia, but I think that’s the wrong conversation. This Alabama team, Greg I know you agree with me because I’ve heard you talk about it, they can’t play like that again.”

If the Crimson Tide do, they’ll lose to Mississippi State or someone else on the schedule, Finebaum said.

“It’s hard to find that club that’s capable of beating them, but I can assure you, there are teams that are playing better on a week to week basis on Alabama’s schedule, than the way Texas A&M was playing after the Mississippi State game heading into the Alabama game.”