DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 23: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos looks on against the Houston Texans at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 23, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Texans defeated the Broncos 31-25. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Half of his 52 throws ended up somewhere other than in the hands of the man he was throwing to during Denver's 31-25 loss to Houston last weekend.
And that doesn't count the one toss that went off Eric Decker's hands in the end zone only to flop into the waiting arms of tight end Joel Dreessen for the touchdown.
Manning targeted receiver Demaryius Thomas and tight end Jacob Tamme 21 times total, but they combined for only a half-dozen catches, leading Manning to reiterate his stance that he's still building a rhythm and rapport with his new teammates.
Here's the funny thing about timing: it takes time.
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