There were enough questionable penalties called in the Vikings' loss to the Packers on Sunday to give everyone wearing or associated with purple plenty of excuses.

If you think bad calls cost the Vikings the game, you weren't paying enough attention to the actual football portions of the game.

The Vikings' offensive line got dominated. The Vikings' receivers didn't make enough plays, and that includes Mike Wallace's drop that cost the Vikings a first down and perhaps at least three points on their first drive.

The Vikiings' defense could not handle Aaron Rodgers and his supposedly slow receivers. And Adrian Peterson fumbled when the Vikings had a chance to make it a game early in the fourth quarter.

Officials are going to miss calls. That doesn't bail out the Vikings for a game that reflected immaturity more than promise.