I can't tell you why, but here is why I agreed with it, and what they did wrong.
Cool, I get it, Bill Belicheck treats life like a video game. Go for it on 4th and 2 on your own 30 with under 2 to go - fine, I get it. But for god's sake if you are conceding the touchdown, let them score the touchdown!!! Then you have 1:30 to go 50 yards and kick a field goal. Don't try to hold them to a field goal when they are at the 5!!! Let them walk in and come back and kick a field goal to win!!! You were tearing up their D all day; you might as well trust your offense if you don't trust your defense!
If you are going to treat it like a video game – go all the way with it!