Admittedly I didn't watch the games closely, but I only noticed one thing about the officiating. In Foxboro they didn't call pass interference very tight at all.
When the league does something to grease the skids it's going to be very subtle. If they told one crew to do one thing and another to do something else, it would be too obvious. So now we have two east coast teams, which isn't ideal for the league like you said, but they won't suffer much for it.
Bell-cow quarterbacks are like queen bees. Only one can take you to the land of milk and honey.
~ What Mike Brown should have said, versus what he did say.