Rich Kotite's fate as Eagles head coach was sealed after a seven-game losing streak to end the season knocked Philly from the top of the NFC at 7–2 all the way to fourth place in the Eastern Division. One key injury was the season-ending broken leg suffered by linebacker Byron Evans, who was lost in game #10 against Cleveland.
The epitome of this collapse came on Christmas Eve at Cincinnati, when the 2–13 Bengals scored six points in the final seconds – thanks in part to the recovery of a fumbled kick return – to steal a win.
The high point of the '94 season occurred on October 2 at Candlestick Park, when the Eagles steamrolled the eventual Super Bowl winning 49ers by a 40–8 count.
Sunday, September 4, 1994 - Kickoff 1:01 PM Eastern Played at Giants Stadium with 68F degrees and 11 MPH wind
'1st Quarter Highlights QB Dave Brown intercepted by Mark McMillian of the Eagles. KR Jeff Snyder fumbles and the Giants recover. Giants RB Rodney Hampton 1 yard TD run. (7-0 Giants) Giants PR Dave Meggett returns punt 68 yard TD (14-0 Giants)
Shortly after the season ended Head coach Rich Kotite was fired. There was rumors that the Eagles new owner, Jeffrey Lurie would not keep him on as coach. His fate was sealed when after a 7 and 2 start the Eagles lost the last 7 games off the season and missed the playoffs.
During the few weeks the Eagles would interview outside the organization for a replacement. They had to wait to until the Super Bowl was played to talk to candidates from the teams in the playoffs. Less than a week after Super Bowl XXIX won by the San Francisco 49ers the Eagles hired their Defensive Coordinator, Ray Rhodes.