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 »
MINNEAPOLIS – In the third-coldest postseason game in NFL history, Blair Walsh’s miss of a 27-yard field goal in the final minute allowed the Seattle Seahawks to hold on for a 10-9 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at frigid TCF Bank Stadium. Minnesota had led for most of a…Read More »
It’s the most wonderful time of the year — the NFL Playoffs are upon us. Wild Card Weekend serves up four intriguing matchups that will hopefully produce four compelling games. But first a final look back on the regular season… Congrats go out to Tim Ryan, who eked out the…Read More »
Few NFL executives have enjoyed as much success as former Bills, Panthers and Colts general manager Bill Polian. The architect of the great Buffalo teams that made four straight Super Bowls in the 1990s, helped propel Carolina to an NFC Championship Game in just the team’s second year and drafted…Read More »
GREEN BAY, WI – The four-year run of the Green Bay Packers as the kings of the NFC North has come to an end as the Minnesota Vikings earned the division title with a 20-13 win over the Packers on Sunday night at Lambeau Field. Adrian Peterson had a touchdown run…Read More »
And so it’s all come down to this as we get set to wrap up the NFL’s regular season. We’ll continue our picks through Super Bowl 50, but the title of “top seed” is on the line this weekend. Tim Ryan has a one-game edge on Ross Tucker and is…Read More »
The word dynasty gets thrown around in the NFL from time to time, but perhaps no team is more deserving of the term than the Pittsburgh Steelers teams of the 1970s, winners of Super Bowls IX, X, XIII and XIV. A key figure on all of those team was running…Read More »
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Minnesota Vikings clinched a playoff spot with a 49-17 demolition of the New York Giants on Sunday night. Adrian Peterson rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown, Jerick McKinnon had two runs for scores and the Minnesota defense added a touchdown in a comprehensive win to take the…Read More »
Santa was kind to our panel with an early Christmas gift in Week 15, with 12-4 being the worst record for our experts. Boomer picked up a couple games on the field with a 14-2 record, but Tim Ryan maintained his two-game edge on Ross Tucker and Tony Boselli. Tim,…Read More »
It’s hard to know where to begin when talking about the career of the greatest wide receiver to ever play the game. There are the records, of course – most receptions, most touchdowns and most receiving yards among them – and an MVP performance in Super Bowl XXIII to go along with…Read More »
PHILADELPHIA – David Johnson had a career night as the Arizona Cardinals defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 40-17 Sunday night to lock up the NFC West title. Johnson scored three touchdowns and had 187 yards on 29 carries as the Cardinals improved to 12-2 on the year. Philadelphia dropped to 6-8…Read More »
Boomer Esiason and James Lofton are off to a fast start already in Week 15, having correctly selected both the Rams at home on Thursday and the Jets in Dallas on Saturday. After a strong Week 14 where he went 13-3, Tony Boselli has climbed up to a tie for…Read More »
Few professional football players have a resume quite like Lem Barney’s. The Mississippi native spent 11 seasons with the Detroit Lions, intercepting 56 passes and earning seven Pro Bowl selections. His time in Detroit from 1967-1977 also led him to one of the oddest credits you’ll ever see – backup…Read More »