Really? Hmm. Did you see the Saints get jobbed last year? How does that happen? I've been watching the NFL for almost 40 years and I never recall seeing such calculating funny business from the refs on stuff that almost is made up as they go. This all started when Goodell took over. There was never this level of bad officiaiting or is it because they want to try to arrange for certain results? Hmm. Knowing their greed as owners, I am sorry, but stuff goes on. Lastly, in the 2012 replacement ref weeks early in that season, I read an SI piece that had an unnamed replacement ref talking about penalties and non-calls, etc, mainly the drama in that Packers/Hawks game on Monday night......Anyway, the ref said they were "coached" to not make any calls at end of game plays...... This proves the league at least coaches refs on what they want, so it's not out of the realm of possibility to think they have conference calls before the games to strongly suggest certain expectations. I mean, it's been like this since Goodell took over. Even the calls to get teams back into the game for ratings purposes, IMO, is definitely a thing.