Major Wright was supposed to have deep responsibility on Deion Branch's 59-yard run and catch as the final seconds of the first half expired. The stunning touchdown gave the Patriots a 33-0 lead at the half.
Smith said the rookie safety must learn from it.
"Especially when you're a young football player, you're going to have some days like that," Smith said. "You're going to have some plays that you would like to have back. It just wasn't Major. We could've gotten a better pass rush. There are a few other things we could've done in there. But yes he has to be back there. That was his responsibility on that one."