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: Super Bowl 50 Selections

07 February 2016 Comments are off for this post.
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…
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Hall of Fame Interview: Brett Favre and Tony Dungy with James Lofton

07 February 2016 Comments are off for this post.
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…
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Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton celebrates his touchdown run with Ted Ginn (19) during the second half the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

NFC Championship Highlights: Panthers pound Cardinals 49-15

24 January 2016 Comments are off for this post.
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…
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Analyst Picks: Championship Sunday Selections

23 January 2016 Comments are off for this post.
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…
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Fred Biletnikoff with James Lofton of Westwood One

Legend to Legend: Super Bowl XI MVP Fred Biletnikoff

21 January 2016 Comments are off for this post.
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,…
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Analyst Picks: Divisional Selections

16 January 2016 Comments are off for this post.
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…
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