GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Four months ago, the Packers didn't look like a team destined for a great season. Beaten by the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1 at Lambeau Field, the 30-22 final score wasn't indicative of just how one-sided the game really was.
With Green Bay's win over the Minnesota Vikings in the opening round of the playoffs, the Packers earned a chance to face the 49ers again and are hoping to prove that they've become a much better team since early September.
"I would like to think we changed," nose tackle B.J. Raji said. "We really didn't have our identity then. Most good coaches say it takes about four weeks to find your identity as a team. It was a good game and they beat us, but I think we're a different team now."
It's not uncommon for an NFL team to have a few different players on the field in the postseason than it did early in the regular season, but Green Bay's defense has gone through many changes.
At the time, the Packers were starting Jarrett Bush at cornerback. Af...