Officiating crews and the National Football League are in a lockout and still trying to work out contract disputes right now. But, the games will go on. Replacement referees are already being used and those replacement may see work in the regular season if no deal is made.
The good news, that this labor dispute has led to history being made Thursday night when the San Diego Chargers play the Green Bay Packers. Shannon Eastin will be part of the officiating crew and be the first ever female to officiate an NFL game.