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: Championship Sunday

22 January 2017 No Comments
  Championship Sunday is upon us and with it the stakes are higher than ever. With our new postseason points system, each correct winner today will be worth eight points to our panelists. Here are our guys’ selections for the NFC and AFC champions. Game Boomer Esiason James Lofton Kurt…
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Analyst Pick ‘Em: Divisional Selections

14 January 2017 No Comments
Well, we know it’ll be a division winner that wins Super Bowl LI after all four home teams won on Wild Card Weekend. That also made big winners out of Boomer, Kurt and Tony. This week, the guys have unanimous selections in three of the four games, with the jury…
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GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 08:  Randall Cobb #18 of the Green Bay Packers catches a touchdown pass against Eli Apple #24 of the New York Giants in the fourth quarter during the NFC Wild Card game at Lambeau Field on January 8, 2017 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

NFC Wild Card Highlights: Packers top Giants 38-13

08 January 2017 Comments are off for this post.
GREEN BAY, WI – Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes – including three to Randall Cobb – as the Green Bay Packers defeated the New York Giants 38-13 on Sunday. The Packers will now face the Cowboys in the Divisional round next Sunday. Kevin Harlan and James Lofton called the…
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Analyst Pick ‘Em: Wild Card Selections

07 January 2017 Comments are off for this post.
It’s Playoff time and that means the stakes are rising in our weekly analyst Pick ‘Em. Each regular season win was converted to a point and we’ll travel all the way to Houston with a points system… 4 points for a win the next two weeks, 8 points for picking…
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DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 1: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers raises his fist as he leaves the field after defeating the Detroit Lions 31-24 at Ford Field on January 1, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

SNF Highlights: Packers top Lions to take NFC North

02 January 2017 Comments are off for this post.
DETROIT, MI – Aaron Rodgers tossed four touchdown passes as the Green Bay Packers topped the Detroit Lions 31-24 on Sunday night to capture the NFC North division title. Green Bay will host the New York Giants next Sunday; Detroit travels to Seattle to take on the Seahawks on Saturday night.…
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Analyst Pick ‘Em: Week 17 Selections

31 December 2016 Comments are off for this post.
It’s Week 17 and Kurt Warner has a six-game edge in the standings heading into the final Sunday of NFL action this season. We’ll continue right through to Super Bowl LI in Houston, however, so there are still plenty of opportunities to make up ground. Here’s who the guys are…
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