James Lofton

James Lofton is the lead game analyst for Westwood One’s coverage of Sunday Night Football, his seventh 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 Picks: Our crew’s Week 5 winners

Week 5 of the NFL season is upon us -- and so are our weekly analyst picks. 11-4 was the magic number in Week 4, with Mark, Ross and Tim all hitting that mark. Tony was a solid 10-5 on the week...
Analyst Picks 2015

Analyst Picks: Our crew’s Week 4 selections

Week 3 was a banner week for our panel, with James Lofton leading the way with a 14-2 mark. Tony Boselli was second best on the week with a 13-3 record, which is good enough to land Tony in first...
Analyst Picks 2015

SNF Highlights: Broncos defeat Lions 24-12

DETROIT, MI - Peyton Manning threw for more than 300 yards and a pair of touchdown passes - including a long strike to Demaryius Thomas on fourth down late in the first half - as the Denver Broncos...
Matt Paradis, Demaryius Thomas

Analyst Picks: Our crew’s Week 3 selections

Ask anyone who picks NFL games in a public forum how they feel about the way Week 2 went, and we're guessing the response will involve these three letters: ugh. To put it bluntly, even those...
Analyst Picks 2015

Analyst Picks: Our crew’s Week 2 selections

You know what they say about beginner's luck... our newest panelists had the best time on the opening weekend of the NFL season, with Tim Ryan leading the way with a 13-3 mark. Tony Boselli was...
Analyst Picks 2015

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