Here are some startling numbers from Bob Ventrone, who writes BoopStats for the Daily News that shows just how bad the Eagles’ defensive unit has been under newly appointed defensive coordinator Todd Bowles. Keep in mind, Bowles was put into a difficult situation, so these trends aren’t to suggest that he’s the main culprit for what’s transpired on the field, but they certainly don’t help his case for a return in 2013.
♦ 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.
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