Nyheim Hines was just as shocked as the New York Jets’ defense to see Danny Pinter end up with the football in the end zone midway through the third quarter of Thursday night’s Week 9 matchup at Lucas Oil Stadium.

On 1st and Goal from the 2-yard line, Pinter, who has typically played the role of an extra offensive linemen for the Indianapolis Colts’ “big” package his first couple seasons in the NFL, reported as usual as an eligible receiver before assuming his spot on the left end of the line.

Quarterback Carson Wentz took the snap out of the shotgun formation and faked the handoff to running back Jonathan Taylor. Pinter, who initially was tasked with blocking defensive lineman Shaq Lawson on the play, then leaked out to the left side of the end zone, where he was left all alone by the Jets’ defense.

“You know, I didn’t even think about catching the ball, really. I was kind of one of the last options there. But Carson had told me earlier in the week if nobody goes with me, he might throw it if I yell his name,” Pinter said of the play after the game. “Sure enough, nobody went with me. So, yeah, I mean, luckily it’s a pretty easy catch to make.”

“It was pretty cool,” Pinter continued. “It’s hard to put into words really. My mind kind of went blank there for a little bit, but just cool. We’ve got awesome teammates here. Everyone was fired up. It was a cool moment for sure.”

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