4 NY Giants who shut their haters up against the Commanders

• Multiple NY Giants players stepped up big in Week 7

• Darren Waller posted the first Giants TD of his career

• Big Blue finally has some momentum on their side ahead of the Jets game

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1. Tight end Darren Waller

It was only right that the Giants got Darren Waller going on National Tight Ends Day. Waller has quickly become Taylor’s favorite target and is finally beginning to live up to the offseason hype surrounding his arrival to Big Blue Nation this offseason. Waller led all Giants pass-catchers in targets, receptions, and yards, hauling in seven of his eight targets for 98 yards and a touchdown in the process.

He did most of his damage in the first half, catching five passes for 77 yards and a touchdown in that span. He was consistently ripping off large chunks of yardage throughout the game with five of his seven receptions going for double-digit yardage, as he was constantly open in the middle of the field.

Many were starting to question just how much of an impact the acquisition of a 31-year-old tight end with an injury history can make on an offense, but Waller was able to silence the critics in Week 7 with a monster performance.

Whether it is Taylor or Daniel Jones under center in Week 8, Waller is certainly going to continue being the focal point of the passing game and will look to carry the momentum from his performance against the Commanders into the clash of New York football teams in the battle of MetLife Stadium counterparts.