Through seven games, Tyreek Hill has nearly matched his receiving output from the entire 2016 season. But his 515 receiving yards and three touchdowns only partially reveal the kind of weapon Hill has been for the Chiefs in 2017. He’s turned in receiving scores of 75 yards and 64 yards, and he’s also added an 82-yard punt return. For the Broncos to stop him, they first must make quarterback Alex Smith target him. It’s perhaps a backward way of thinking, but for Chris Harris Jr. and Denver to effectively neutralize Hill, they must ensure Smith throws him the ball down the field, rather than on short crossing patterns that allow him to get in space. To do that, the Broncos must get an early lead so that the Chiefs feel pressured to open up the offense. If Denver can’t do that, the Chiefs can slowly feed Hill the ball in easy, low-pressure situations until he busts one for a big gain. Should the Broncos get the Chiefs out of their comfort zone, however, Harris and Denver should have some room with which to work. That, in turn, should lead to big plays for the Broncos’ defense — and that’s the first step toward a win.