What Tomlin said makes perfect sense in terms of the importance of gaining home field advantage in the AFC playoffs.

Eli Manning’s reward for starting 222 consecutive games for the Giants, including two Super Bowl victories, was a trip to the bench in favor of … Geno Smith?

Although Manning took the shocking news like the unflappable pro he is, expressing he’ll remain ready to play for the Giants “when needed,” it’s clear they don’t want the veteran QB anymore.

Everyone knows how difficult it is to beat Belichick and Tom Brady at Gillette Stadium in the postseason, as their 17-3 record proves.

But I think Tomlin believes this year will be different. The Patriots don’t have Julian Edelman to pick up clutch first downs; they don’t have Dont’a Hightower on defense to wreck havoc.

“I had no idea. I’m guessing that the clock started right before [Beal] caught the ball, but I’m not sure,” Gallinari said. “I wasn’t on the table listening to what the referees were saying, so I have no idea.”

Dak Prescott made it three straight games without a passing touchdown in the Cowboys’ third consecutive blowout loss, a 28-6 defeat to the Chargers on Thanksgiving.

Prescott (20-of-27 passing, 179 yards, two INTs, two sacks, 60.6 passer rating) also threw his third pick-six of the season, a 90-yard TD return by Los Angeles’ Desmond King that sealed Dallas’ fate in Week 12 — and for the 2017 season.

With a 5-6 record, the Cowboys need a ton of help to even get back to sniffing true wild-card contention. They’ve lost three straight games without the services of suspended running back Ezekiel Elliott, and he’ll miss three more.chargers_045-180x180