I think if the Texans lose any other games (in addition to the NE game)...and the Colts run the table...the Colts will have the tiebreaker...either through division record or common games. But barring that...the Colts will be playing for the WC.
You don't spare resources for a QB IMO. If you love a player and think he can be your franchise QB, you trade up to get him. I don't know if Ballard loves any of the QBs, I don't know if he's watching them even right now, but yeah... this is my position - we have some good picks in excess of our own to use to trade up. Go get the QB you love.
I'm not a proponent that Hooker is an elite all around FS. His eliteness is simply one dimensional, which isn't enough to warrant a huge capital investment, IMO.
But in his defense, it seemed to me the scheme being played did not have him always covering the deep ball. The first TD looks like it may have been a whiff, it happens, but the other times it looked like there was no intention to give the CB over the top FS help. Which is a scheme problem.
On the first TD, it looks like Hooker was supposed to turn and run with Hopkins, which is a recognition problem and a man-coverage issue (he's a deep ball hawk, not a skilled man-coverer.)
If Hooker was truly out of position on those deep throws, it was really, really, bad play because he was not even in the picture and in no position to contest the long completion.
Overall, I think the corners had decent coverage. I think the safety play and/or scheme let them down.