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
Crumpler, who returned after missing the previous two games with
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) won their
second straight game today.
The late score ruined the return of 43-year-old Vinny
Testaverde, who limped around despite a sore right Achilles tendon,
but could NOT lead the Panthers (4-5) to the end zone. The
Panthers' lone touchdown came on Ken Lucas' 27-yard fumble return
as they lost their third straight and their sixth straight at home.
Testaverde did lead the Panthers on a late drive that led to
John Kasay's 31-yard field goal with 3:35 left to tie it. Later the
Falcons got the ball at the Panthers' 45 after Adam Jennings'
23-yard punt return to set up the winning score.
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