2006: Hoping to capitalize off their strong finish the Vikings began the season with a new coach in Brad Childress, whose no-nonsense approach was a far cry from the loose attitude of Mike Tice. The new look Vikings would get off to a solid start winning their first two games against the Washington Redskins and Carolina Panthers on a Ryan Longwell Field Goals. After losing their next two games the Vikings needed 23 unanswered points in the 4th Quarter to beat the Detroit Lions 26-17. A week later there would be no need for a comeback as they stunned the defending NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks 31-13 on the road, ending the Seahawks 12-game winning streak at home. At 4-2 the Vikings appeared to be in good shape, but soon the roof would cave in as they would win just two games the rest of the season, as QB Brad Johnson struggled as was eventually replaced by rookie Tarvaris Jackson, while Chester Taylor has a solid season at Running Back, the Vikings offense sputtered most of the season as they finished in 3rd Place with a disappointing 6-10 record.