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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The less said about Week 3 the better. What a difficult week to pick NFL winners. Kurt Warner had the best go at 9-7… and the rest of our panel failed to reach the .5oo mark. Ouch.…Read More »
In the latest installment of Legend to Legend, our own Hall of Fame wide receiver James Lofton sits down with a Denver Broncos great, running back Floyd Little.Read More »
ARLINGTON, TX – The rookie tandem of Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott continued to lead the way as the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Chicago Bears 31-17 on Sunday night. Prescott had a touchdown run and his first career touchdown pass, while Elliott picked up 140 yards on 30 carries. Dallas…Read More »
After two weeks of the 2016 NFL season our panel of analysts is locked in a solid contest, with Ross Tucker one game ahead of James Lofton, Kurt Warner and Tony Boselli. Week 3 started with a big winner for Boomer Esiason, who is the only one on our panel…Read More »
In the latest installment of Legend to Legend, our own Hall of Fame wide receiver James Lofton sits down with a fellow all-time great at the position, Tim Brown.Read More »
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Minnesota Vikings opened their new stadium in winning fashion on Sunday night, downing the Green Bay Packers 17-14. Sam Bradford had a pair of touchdown passes in his debut as the team’s starting quarterback, but it wasn’t all good news for Vikings fans. Adrian Peterson left the…Read More »
Welcome to Week 2 of the NFL season! In our first week of Analyst Pick ‘Em, the prize (bragging rights and bragging rights alone much to the chagrin of our panel) was shared by James Lofton and Tony Boselli with 11-5 marks. How will our guys fare in Week 2?…Read More »
GLENDALE, AZ – New England was without the suspended Tom Brady and the injured Rob Gronkowski, but it didn’t matter as the Patriots pulled off a 23-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night. Jimmy Garoppolo was solid in his first NFL start, throwing for 264 yards and a…Read More »