Denver's most underrated player

Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton has been key in the team's playoff run. Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Adam Schefter answers readers' questions in his mailbag once a week during the NFL preseason and regular season and sporadically during the playoffs and offseason. Have a query of your own? Submit it here.

Q: Adam, Peyton Manning looks like he’s on a mission right now. Do you think the Seattle defense can slow him down? -- Jack (Rhode Island)

A: He does look like he's on a mission, Jack, but it's not just Seattle's defense that has to slow him down -- it's Seattle's offense, too. The longer Seattle can control the ball, giving it to Marshawn Lynch and gaining yards, the more Manning will be kept off the field. So it's Seattle's offense and defense, together, that will be entrusted with the job of keeping this season's MVP off the field. If they can do that, Seattle has a great chance to keep Manning from winning his second ring.

Q: Adam, who do you think is the most underrated player on the Denver Broncos right now? -- Craig (Colorado)