When the Eagles held the Browns to 57 yards (on 27 plays) after intermission Sunday, it was the lowest second-half yardage allowed by the Birds in 48 games; the Panthers were held to 53 yards after the break in the 2009 opener.
In fact, over the last seven regular season games, the Eagles defense has allowed fewer yards in the second half than the first six times. That is a huge turnaround from the first 10 games of the Juan Castillo defensive regime, when the opponents increased their yardage output after intermission eight times.
Here are the opponents' game-by-game yardage totals by half against Juan Castillo's defense:
|First 10 Games||1st||2nd||Last 7 Games||1st||2nd|
|at Falcons||98||220||at Seahawks||245||102|
|at Bills||178||153||at Cowboys||138||100|