Adam Schefter answers reader questions in his mailbag on Wednesdays during the NFL season. Got a query of your own? Submit it here.
Q: Do the Seattle Seahawks have the best defense in the NFL right now? When they have a lead and rush the passer, it's downright scary.
-- Eugene (Colorado)
A: Best defense in the NFL, Eugene? Better than Chicago? Better than San Francisco? Not sure about that, but really, what does it matter? This is what we do know: Seattle has one of the toughest defenses in the NFL and it won the game for the Seahawks on Sunday against Carolina. If it isn't yet the best in the league yet, it's in the conversation. But let's see the Seahawks perform at that level over a more extended period of time and into the postseason before crowning them the NFL's top defense.
Q: Troy Polamalu got injured again on Sunday. What is the latest on how severe his injury is? How long could he be out?
-- Sam (Indiana)
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