6 winners (and 1 loser) for Packers after they survive Panthers comeback in Week 16

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Winner: Romeo Doubs

With Christian Watson and Jayden Reed inactive this week, the Packers needed Romeo Doubs to step up and take on a significant role in the passing game. And he was there when Jordan Love needed him, catching four of his five targets for a team-best 79 yards and a touchdown.

Doubs made a crucial 36-yard catch down the sideline on the Packers' game-winning drive, and he also had an impressive 25-yard catch-and-run in the third quarter. His touchdown gave the Packers a two-score lead in the fourth quarter.

It was an impressive performance from Doubs when the Packers needed it the most.

Loser: Joe Barry

Of course, it's Joe Barry.

Bryce Young and the Panthers' offense hasn't found much success against any defense this season. Barry gave them the perfect Christmas gift of 30 points, 394 yards of total offense, and two passing touchdowns to Young. The rookie quarterback hadn't thrown a touchdown in his previous four games.

Carolina needed a field goal to tie the game but only had 19 seconds and no timeouts. Still, Barry rolled out the red carpet and gave them an easy 44 yards on two plays. They were one second away from spiking the ball and kicking a field goal.

In some ways, this performance by the Packers' defense was worse than last week's, when Baker Mayfield earned a perfect passer rating at Lambeau Field. Stopping Mike Evans and Chris Godwin isn't easy. But there was no excuse for the Packers' performance against the Panthers.

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