Quarterback Peyton Manning has led the Denver Broncos to eight straight wins, putting the team in a strong position heading into the postseason. (Joe Mahoney/AP)

Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce talks with Bill about Peyton Manning’s stellar return after his fourth neck surgery in two years. Charlie also shares his thoughts a proposal to eliminate kickoffs in the NFL in the interest of safety; the NFL legacies of recent Heisman Trophy candidates; the NBA’s approach to evolution; and why the NHL is “disappointing beyond belief.”