If they were to pull back the turf of Seattle's CenturyLink Field, they'd find the blood, snot and soil of opposing quarterbacks. But they wouldn't find too many victories.
Those haunted tours that operate around Center City Philadelphia during Halloween have nothing on the quarterback graveyard that is the Seahawks' homefield.
"Going into this stadium, this 12th man - it's real," said Doug Pederson, who never played there but was a Birds assistant coach during a 2011 loss. "The last time that I was up there was with the Eagles a few years back, and it's a loud place."
It took two 7-9 seasons before Pete Carroll took the Seahawks to the playoffs. They drafted Russell Wilson in 2012, won 11 games that year and have been a force in the NFC ever since - especially at home.
"Going to Seattle is a new place that I haven't been to," said Carson Wentz, a fan of Wilson's going back to when the Seattle quarterback played at N.C. State. "You hear a lot about this Seahawks team, this stadium, so I think it will be a fun atmosphere."
In the last four-plus seasons, the Seattle Seahawks are 31-5 at home in the regular season, 4-0 in the playoffs. Here's a look at the opposing quarterbacks they've faced:
REGULAR SEASON/Won at Seattle
Carson Palmer.......2015, 2013
REGULAR SEASON/Lost at Seattle
Blaine Gabbert......2016, 2015
Colin Kaepernick....2014, 2013, 2012
Christian Ponder....2013, 2012
Aaron Rodgers.......2014, 2012
PLAYOFFS/Won at Seattle
PLAYOFFS/Lost at Seattle
For all the beauty of Aaron Rodgers' home at Lambeau Field, his visits to Seattle have been gruesome. He was sacked eight times in the first half of a 2012 loss that is best remembered for when replacement officials awarded a game-winning touchdown to Seattle wide receiver Golden Tate at the buzzer even though it appeared Green Bay defensive back M.D. Jennings intercepted the pass. The play is famously known as the "Fail Mary."
Two years later, with the Super Bowl on the line, the Packers blew a 19-7 fourth-quarter lead, misplayed an onside kick, and lost in overtime.
"You can' let them complete a pass for a touchdown on a fake field goal, you can't give up an onside kick, and you can't not get any first downs in the fourth quarter and expect to win," said Rodgers, who played through a calf injury that mostly eliminated his ability.
Quarterbacks who've won Super Bowls and how they've fared at Seattle since 2012 (including playoffs):
Carson Wentz will be the third rookie thrown to the Seattle wolves since the 2012 season, but the first who was picked in the first round. The previous two lost, but actually fared reasonably well.
* Mike Glennon, a third-round pick in 2013, was making his fifth career start when he helped the Buccaneers race out to a 21-0 lead only to lose 27-24 in overtime. Glennon, who went 4-9 in games he started that season and 1-4 in 2014, posted a 123.1 rating that day in Seattle - the highest of any opposing quarterback there since 2012. The Bucs used the No. 1 overall pick in 2015 on Jameis Winston and Glennon basically has been riding the pine ever since.
* Derek Carr, a second-round pick, and the Raiders were two-touchdown underdogs in 2014 when they got down early, but managed to make the Seahawks sweat in a 30-24 loss. His words afterward echoed what Eagles' coach Doug Pederson was saying on Wednesday as he talked in general terms about his team needing to stay within themselves to be successful.
"In the first half, I was doing too much," Carr said in 2014. "In the second half, I came out and was like, 'You know what, I've just got to do my job and trust everyone else will do theirs.' You saw how we battled in the second half."
The 2016 Raiders are 7-2 and one of the rising teams in the league.
"It's definitely a frustrating place to play, especially if you're not mentally ready to just persevere from start to finish," said Malcolm Jenkins, who was 0-2 at Seattle while he was with New Orleans. "Rarely do you go in there and have a great day. It's going to be a tough environment."
Jenkins said he would not offer advice to Carson Wentz unless the rookie sought him out first.
"It's going to be loud," Jenkins continued. "(The Seahawks are) going to be dancing around, talking trash and having fun. If you make a mistake, it gets worse. You have to go in with the mindset that you are going to hit some trouble, but you gotta persevere."