By Mary Cunningham
So, Jim Schwartz, what have you done for us lately?
The Eagles’ defensive coordinator has been virtually compared to the great Buddy Ryan, the Chicago Bears’ D-boss before he became the Eagles’ head coach.
As in a demigod!
Through three games, 17 of the 27 points allowed by Schwartz’s unit came in the first half.
Yesterday, the Eagles allowed 21 points in the first half and three in the second half:
38 of the 51 points the Eagles have allowed this season have been scored in the first half.
Through the first three games it hardly cost the Eagles. Typically, the opposing team would have one or two successful series, but Carson Wentz and the offense would do enough to take a lead at halftime and give the defense time to rest.
This time around, Schwartz’s defense dug the Eagles a hole so deep that, despite only punting twice all game, the offense simply couldn’t overcome in the end.