James Lofton

James Lofton is the lead game analyst for Westwood One’s coverage of Sunday Night Football. 2016 marks his eighth straight year in that role.

Lofton joined the network in 2000, but left for coaching stints with the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders for seven years before returning in 2009. His previous broadcast stints included both CNN and NBC Sports.

James was the No. 1 draft pick of the Green Bay Packers in 1978, beginning a long career as an NFL wide receiver. In 16 seasons playing for Green Bay, the Los Angeles Raiders, Buffalo Bills, Los Angeles Rams and the Philadelphia Eagles, Lofton caught 764 passes for 14,004 yards, which was the most in NFL history at the time of his retirement. In 13 playoff games, Lofton caught 41 passes for 759 yards and eight touchdowns, including a seven-reception game in Super Bowl XXVI. He was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003.

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Analyst Pick ‘Em: Week 13 NFL Picks

04 December 2016 No Comments
The Thursday night win for Dallas over Minnesota made it a winning start to the week for Boomer, Kurt and Ross. The rest of the panel’s Week 13 picks are below. Game Boomer Esiason James Lofton Kurt Warner Ross Tucker Tony Boselli Dallas @ Minnesota Cowboys Vikings Cowboys Cowboys Vikings…
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 05:  Former NFL playerJoe DeLamielleure visits the SiriusXM set at Super Bowl 50 Radio Row at the Moscone Center on February 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Legend to Legend: Joe DeLamielleure

30 November 2016 No Comments
In the latest installment, a pair of Buffalo legends sit down as Westwood One’s James Lofton talks with fellow Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe DeLamielleure, a star guard on the Bills’ “Electric Company” offensive line of the 1970s.
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Analyst Pick ‘Em: Week 12 Selections

27 November 2016 No Comments
Wins for the Lions, Cowboys and Steelers on Thanksgiving made it a good start to the week for four of our panelists, while Detroit’s victory over Minnesota cost Boomer a game in the standings. Below, you’ll find the rest of the guys’ Week 12 picks. Game Boomer Esiason James Lofton…
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Analyst Pick ‘Em: Thanksgiving Day Picks

24 November 2016 No Comments
Thanksgiving Day is upon us and that means it’s time for an NFL tripleheader as Detroit hosts Minnesota, Dallas takes on Washington and Indianapolis plays Pittsburgh. In our weekly analyst Pick ‘Em, Kurt Warner has stretched his lead back out to five games after a solid Week 11. Below you’ll…
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