Todd Bowles has had his hands around the entire Eagles defense for three games now, exactly half as long as Juan Castillo had with the 2012 defense.
There are some interesting comparisons to be made when you put the numbers achieved by each coach's defensive tenure side-by-side. For instance:
♦ Opposing teams are converting third downs at a nearly 50% rate over the last three games. They were under 30% for the first half-dozen games.
♦ Bowles' defense (6.01) is allowing nearly a full yard more per play than Castillo's defense did (5.13).
♦ The last three QBs have completed 75% of their passes (62-82). That goes a long way to contributing to the 7.53 net-yard-per-plass-play number they have put up.
♦ Bowles' defense has as many sacks (7) in three games as Castillo's did in six games ...
♦ ... But Bowles Boys have yet to record an interception. Castillo's Cubbies had seven, although they bundled four of them in the Game 1 escape against the Browns.
|Total Net Yards||1985||1057|
|Net Rushing Yards||627||387|
|Net Passing Yards||1358||670|
|Net Yards/Pass Play||5.83||7.53|