Playing in his first game since 2002, Chris Weinke threw a three-yard touchdown pass to Ricky Proehl with 32 seconds left to give Carolina a victory in Detroit.

Weinke relieved Jake Delhomme, who was knocked out of the game on the game-winning drive when he escaped a sack, ran up field, slid and was hit hard by S Kenoy Kennedy. The backup quarterback took over at midfield with 2 minutes 56 seconds left and calmly led the Panthers downfield. He connected with Proehl one play after the wide receiver dropped the ball in the end zone. Weinke completed 5 of 7 passes for 47 yards.

"I knew right when [Delhomme] got hit that he was going to be dazed," Weinke said. "I didn't have time to think about it. I had been standing around all day. I just had to get loose. I was excited.

Detroit got the ball back with 24 seconds left, but couldn't complete a pass.

Delhomme was 15 of 25 for 236 yards and two touchdowns with three interceptions. Carolina Coach John Fox said Delhomme was "shaken up" by Kennedy's hit, which drew a penalty.

Lions QB Joey Harrington, who was booed constantly, finished 17 of 28 for 201 yards with an interception and two fumbles.

Panthers Coach John Fox congratulates Chris Weinke after the backup threw a game-winning TD pass. Jake Delhomme was knocked out in the 4th quarter.