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

Patriots’ Tom Brady hopes ‘qualified’ Colin Kaepernick ‘gets a shot’

Tom Brady is the latest NFL player to make a plea for Colin Kaepernick.

While speaking to “CBS This Morning” on Sunday, the Patriots quarterback said he hopes to face the former 49ers signal-caller on the field again in the future.

Glennon may not have had glaringly bad numbers but he failed to lead a scoring drive against a defense that was ranked 26th in the NFL last season.

Fox though put a lot of the loss on the Bears’ inability to run the football. Tarik Cohen and Jordan Howard combined to run for 20 yards on 16 carries and zero touchdowns.

“There’s a lot of people that had their hand in it and we’ll leave it at that,” Fox said.

Through two games this season Glennon has completed 67 percent of his passes while throwing for 514 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions as the Bears dropped their second straight to open the season.

Phillip Dorsett, Patriots wide receiver: “Just wanted to show everyone we’re unified between one another. We’re together. We’re strong. This game is a great game because of the brotherhood and the relationships; it’s amazing what this game to bring to everybody. People have a platform to be able to change. We just wanted to show that we are one, not just with our team, but the whole NFL, with everybody.” Dorsett locked arms with Brady.

A.J. Bouye, Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback: “I was pissed off last night just for the simple fact I don’t know the president as a man, just like he doesn’t know us as men, and it holds close to home with me because for the simple fact what you say about us, you’re disrespecting our moms. I lost my mom to cancer. My stepmom came in, I know she’s not what he’s calling her. a (18)