The Minnesota Vikings led 17-10 at half-time, but that lead was wiped out in the third quarter when Seahawks tailback Rashaad Penny tied the game with a 1-yard run, before a Jason Myers field goal put the Seahawks 20-17 up.
Russell Wilson then connected with David Moore for a 60-yard pass with five seconds left in the quarter to give them a 27-17 lead. Rubbing salt into the wound, the Hawks then went 34-17 up early in the fourth quarter, before the Vikings crept back into it.
Ultimately, the Vikings lost 37-30, although they rebounded this past weekend with a 20-7 victory over the Detroit Lions. Their record currently stands at 9-4, one game behind the Seahawks at 10-3. Both teams currently occupy NFC wildcard slots.
Ford's obituary states he served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper with the 1st Airborne Battle Group, 187th Infantry. He worked in various business executive positions before opening up his own company, JFR Marketing, in the mid-1980s, his family said.
Ford leaves behind a wife, children and grandchildren who "filled his life with joy." His funeral took place Friday.