GREEN BAY - You could almost feel a collective sigh of relief floating on the breeze outside of Lambeau Field.
"It's about time, I think! The integrity of the league was going down," said Brian Masserey. Masserey was visiting the stadium from Winnipeg, Canada.
"It should have been resolved a long time ago," said Liz Syring of Appleton.
The NFL referees officially reached a new eight-year deal with the league just a day before the Packers take the field again.
Packers fans say they hope issues like the "blown call" at Monday night's Packers-Seahawks game won't be happening now that the regular refs are suiting up.
"They're a big part of the game, right? They make the game," said Dave Zielinski of Winnipeg, Canada.
Fans at Lambeau on Saturday morning said they aren't blaming the refs for the dispute."
"I believe it was probably the NFL. I don't think what they were asking for was that much," said Syring.
"Goodell, he's running it too much like a business. He forgets he has a franchise here he can't lose," said Rich Johnson, a Packers fan visiting from Pittsburgh, Pa.
Fans said despite their disgust over the replacement refs, they weren't about to walk out on their favorite sport.
"I thought about it, but I love football too much not to watch it," said Syring.
And fans here said come Sunday they'll be cheering, rather than jeering, the men in black and white stripes.
The regular NFL officials were back on the field for Thursday night's game in Baltimore while the referees had a temporary contract agreement.
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