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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Super Bowl 50 is upon us and it’s a clean sweep for Carolina in our weekly picks. That means that no matter the outcome, newcomer Tim Ryan is a champion in his first year. As for the…Read More »
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – A new class of Pro Football Hall of Famers was announced on Saturday night, with Green Bay Packers great Brett Favre headlining a class that also includes owner Edward DeBartolo, Jr., coach Tony Dungy, linebacker Kevin Greene, wide receiver Marvin Harrison, tackle Orlando Pace, quarterback Ken…Read More »
Pro Football Hall of Famer James Lofton of Westwood One sits down with Willie Davis, a fellow Hall of Famer who played in and won Super Bowls I and II with the Green Bay Packers. For more on the history of the game, visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame…Read More »
CHARLOTTE, NC – In historic Super Bowl 50, it’ll be one of the game’s all-time greats against one of its biggest stars of the future. The Carolina Panthers made sure of that with a dominating 49-15 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship Game. Cam Newton had two touchdown…Read More »
It’s down to the final four. A pat on the back to Ross Tucker, who was our only panelist to go with all home teams a week ago. That 4-0 week has Ross up to third in the overall standings. This week’s picks are worth four points apiece, and with…Read More »
In the latest installment of Legend to Legend, our James Lofton sits down with fellow Pro Football Hall of Famer Fred Biletnikoff, the Oakland Raiders great who was MVP of Super Bowl XI. For more on the history of the game, visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton,…Read More »
GLENDALE, AZ – Larry Fitzgerald had two receptions for 80 yards and the game-winning touchdown overtime as the Arizona Cardinals defeated the Green Bay Packers 26-20 in an NFC Divisional Playoff Game that will go down as one for the ages. Arizona took the lead late on a deflected pass…Read More »
Our panel had a largely successful opening weekend of the playoffs, though only Mark Malone took all road teams and took home a clean sweep. With the eight points he earned, Mark pulled even with Tim Ryan for the season-long lead. So who are the guys taking this weekend? The…Read More »