CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Joey Harrington took the hit. Alge Crumpler did the rest.
Just before he was drilled to the turf, Harrington found Crumpler over the middle for a 30-yard touchdown with 20 seconds left to give the Atlanta Falcons a 20-13 win over the Carolina Panthers.
Crumpler, who returned after missing the previous two games because of ankle and knee injuries, caught the short pass over the middle and sliced between safeties Chris Harris and Quinton Teal for the score. Harrington watched from his back after being hit by Thomas Davis, then limped off the field as the Falcons (3-6) got their second consecutive victory.
The late score ruined the return of 43-year-old Vinny Testaverde, who limped around despite a sore right Achilles' tendon but couldn't lead the Panthers (4-5) to the end zone. Their lone touchdown came on Ken Lucas' 27-yard fumble return as they lost their third straight and their sixth in a row at home.
Quoteworthy: "I felt better than I felt all year, knowing that we put the drive together to win that game." -- Joey Harrington, Falcons quarterback