There's nothing wrong with prevent defenses. The purpose is to kill clock. Allow them to gain yards, but make them spend time doing it. Just like any other defensive scheme, it requires players to execute.I wonder, if we didn't play prevent defense there at the end, would Brady have scored sooner, leaving more time on the clock to get a 2nd posession without having to resort to an onside kick.
Where the Texans screwed up is they let the Pats drive the ball 82 yards in less than 1 minute!!! They had a 21 yard pass play, 5 yard penalty, 36 yards on a dump off, then the 20 yard touchdown!!!
On the 36 yard play by James White, it looked like Hargraeves and JJo simply didn't want to tackle. Guys were moving like they were playing in the pro-bowl. It was embarrassing TBH.