He's shown plenty of arm strength and an ability to bounce back after a hard hit. Now, Peyton Manning and the rest of the Denver Broncos' sputtering offense need to work out the kinks.
In seven drives with Manning under center, they've scored just one touchdown and turned the ball over four times.
The good news is that it's the offense that's flimsy, not his neck or arm.
Manning is deciphering defenses as well as ever, getting the ball out as quickly as he always has and he almost always makes the right read. He's completed 67 percent of his passes and the Broncos (No. 10 in the AP Pro32) are moving the chains better than they ever did with Tim Tebow.
Yet, there's lots of work to do.
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