Saquon Barkley has never been mistaken for a relief pitcher, but there are some similarities this week, as far as how much is too much and whether the Giants can keep their workhorse running back as rested as possible for what comes next.

Barkley is coming off a career-high 35 rushing attempts as he ran for 152 yards last week in a 24-16 victory over the Texans. Barkley has 198 rushes this season, second in the NFL to the 230 of Derrick Henry, who has played one more game. At this pace, Barkley will carry the ball 374 times this season, which would dwarf the career-high 261 rushing attempts he had as a rookie in 2019.