Sunday afternoon wasn't the first time a Dee Ford offside penalty played a role in his team's loss.
Losing 21-13 at the very beginning of the fourth quarter, the 49ers' defense forced an incomplete pass from Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson on third-and-6 that was called back because of an offside penalty called on Ford.
Instead of Seattle being forced to punt, the Seahawks scored a touchdown six plays later, proving to be the difference in the game.
“It’s a critical time," Ford said of the penalty after the game. "You never want to be that guy to cost your teams [wins] at a very important time of the game. Just got to be better moving forward. Wasn’t sure if I even saw where I was on that particular play, but you can’t cut it close, you can’t put the game in the ref's hands at that time of the game. I got to be better moving forward.”
Ford's unfortunate offside penalty played a role in the Seahawks' 28-21 win over the 49ers in Week 4, but it wasn't his first offside penalty that ended up hurting his team in a big game.
Flash back to the 2018 AFC Championship Game, when Ford -- playing for the Kansas City Chiefs at the time -- lined up offside and negated what would have been a game-winning interception of then New England Patriots QB Tom Brady that sent Kansas City to the Super Bowl.
His offside penalty in Week 4 against the Seahawks wasn't nearly as costly, but still played a role in another frustrating loss.