ROB GRONKOWSKI was ROBBED this week . . . and no, we’re not talking about that last second Hail Mary at the end of the Super Bowl.

His home in Foxboro, Massachusetts was hit by burglars on Sunday at 8:50 P.M. Eastern . . . during the Super Bowl.  In fact, if that time is accurate, it’s LITERALLY within MINUTES of when Gronk caught a touchdown pass at the beginning of the third quarter.  The NFL announced his touchdown at 8:48 P.M. Eastern.

Gronk noticed the break-in when he got back home on Monday, and called the cops.

TMZ has a clip from the call, where Gronk says, quote, “This isn’t an emergency . . . this is just uh, Rob Gronkowski calling.  And while I was gone, my whole house got robbed while on the Super Bowl trip and I just got back.”

Police are not disclosing any information on what was stolen or any possible suspects.  For what it’s worth, TMZ says the burglars stole safes from the home, and that GUNS may have been taken.  But again, the cops won’t confirm that.

(Here’s a news report on the incident