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 4

29 September 2016 No Comments
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.…
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Analyst Pick ‘Em: Week 3

22 September 2016 No Comments
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…
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Analyst Pick ‘Em: Week 2

15 September 2016 Comments are off for this post.
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?…
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GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 11:   (L-R) Malcolm Butler #21,  LeGarrette Blount #29 and Patrick Chung #23 of the New England Patriots celebrate after defeating the Arizona Cardinals 23-21 in the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

NFL Highlights: Patriots top Cardinals without Brady, Gronk

12 September 2016 Comments are off for this post.
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…
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