San Francisco 49ers will see a "totally different" player when Eddie Lacy lines up for the Green Bay Packers in Sunday's wildcard showdown, according to receiver James Jones, reports NFL.com.
The 23-year-old running back made an underwhelming NFL debut against the 49ers back in Week 1, but has gone on to establish himself as an integral part of Mike McCarthy's offense.
Lacy's 11 rushing touchdowns are the third-most in the league, and his 86.7 yards per game since Week 5 means he sits behind only LeSean McCoy (94.9) and Jamaal Charles (90.7) in the charts.
The Packers have also turned out the league's seventh-best ground game behind Lacy, making a 27-yard improvement this season, with an average of 133.5 yards per game.
Lacy made just 41 yards on 14 carries, last time out against San Francisco, but Jones insists that this weekend will be a different story for the Packers star, who will also be boosted by the return of starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
"It's night and day," said Jones, in an interview with the Green Bay Press-Gazette. "Way more comfortable, way more confident. They'll have to account for him.
"I know by them watching film and seeing what he's done during the season, they know he's not the same player he was Week 1."