A day after the conclusion of the NFL's Super Wild Card Weekend, all eyes shifted to the College Football Playoff National Championship between No. 1 Alabama and No. 3 Ohio State.
Led by an all-star cast of wide receiver DeVonta Smith, running back Najee Harris and quarterback Mac Jones, the Crimson Tide rolled to a 52-24 win over the Buckeyes and NFL players chimed in with their reactions.
Alabama won its sixth national title under coach Nick Saban (who won his record seventh overall) and its first since 2017, ending the year at 13-0 and sending the Buckeyes (7-1) to their first loss.
Unsurprisingly, much attention and praise was paid to 'Bama Heisman Trophy winner Smith, who exploded for 215 yards receiving and three touchdowns in the first half before exiting in the second with a hand injury.
Alabama won in a rout, which was a fitting end for a team that won all but one game by double-digits this season.