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NFL and Referees Make a Deal

According to the NFL, the league and the referees have made a deal that will bring the real referees back to the field tomorrow night.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the deal will most likely be signed tomorrow morning:

NFL and NFLRA looking at text, expect to sign tonight or early am. There will be a regular referee union crew in Baltimore Thursday night.

The NFL had been using temporary officials to run games the first three weeks of the season.

While Patriots fans won't miss the temporary officials and would like to think that Sunday Night's Game played a large role in bringing back the real referees, Monday Night's debacle clearly shook up the league enough to hurry through to make a deal.

Let's hope that the rest of the season comes without too much "official" injection into the games and that the players will be the ones deciding the outcomes on the field.