It's been six days since the Packers feel they got a win ripped away from them by the replacement referees in Seattle, and three days since they rejoiced that the real officials finally returned.
The honeymoon period didn't last long Sunday as the Packers once again felt they were wronged on a number of missed calls, including one that could have cost them the game in the 4th quarter.
Dezman Moses forced a fumble on a Darren Sproles kick return and appeared to recover the fumble once a pile got separated. But it was ruled that Sproles was down by contact and the Saints kept possession of the ball.
Earlier in the game a catch by Saints TE Jimmy Graham was reviewed after it appeared the ball hit the ground and moved, but the call of a catch was upheld.
And in a flashback to the final play against the Seahawks, New Orleans used an obvious offensive pass interference to catch a touchdown in the first quarter that tied the game at 7-7.
"We were kidding about this inside," said Head Coach Mike McCarthy after the game. After what I went through last week the league had called me. We talked about a few things and they said that they were giving me a pass for the rest of the year, I don't have to answer any more questions about officials," McCarthy said in a moment of levity.
"I guess we finally beat them, and that's the referees," said Jermichael Finley with a smile in the locker room. "It's a good thing and we are going to keep it rolling from here. This could be a momentum push."
"Just like I've always said before, the regular refs got back signed," said CB Tramon Williams. "We'll still have our arguments with them too. It is what it is, we glad everything worked out."
"Hopefully some of those calls will start coming our way, but we were still able to get a victory tonight which is key," added Clay Matthews. "As we continue to say, we definitley don't need to put ourselves in a position where a play or two might change the game. We can put it away much earlier."
"Last week's game, this week's game some of the calls some of the things we pulled through I think that will help propel us into these next three games," said RB Cedric Benson. "Because it's going to be tough on the road and I think the adversity we dealt with that has challeneged us up until this point will only help propel us."