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 7

20 October 2016 No Comments
A pat on the back to Tony Boselli, whose 12-3 mark in Week 6 is the best of any of our panelists so far this season. With that solid performance, Tony made up two games in the…
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HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 16:  Andre Hal #29 of the Houston Texans celebrates with Christian Covington #95 of the Houston Texans after a sacking Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium on October 16, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

NFL Highlights: Texans rally past Colts to win in OT

17 October 2016 No Comments
HOUSTON – Trailing by two touchdowns with less than three minutes to go, the Houston Texans rallied for a pair of scores to force overtime. After the defense held in overtime, Brock Osweiler led the Texans into position for Nick Novak’s 33-yard game-winning field goal. Kevin Kugler and James Lofton called the…
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SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 13:  Craig Mager #29 and  Adrian Phillips #31 of the San Diego Chargers  reacts to recovering a fumble during the second half of a game against the Denver Broncos at Qualcomm Stadium on October 13, 2016 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

TNF Highlights: Chargers beat Broncos 21-13

14 October 2016 No Comments
SAN DIEGO – It’s never easy for the Chargers this season, but on Thursday night San Diego prevailed 21-13 over the Denver Broncos. The Chargers led 21-3 after a fourth-quarter safety, but muffed the ensuing free kick and let Denver back in the game. The Broncos had the ball in a…
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Analyst Pick ‘Em: Week 6

13 October 2016 No Comments
Kurt Warner’s strong start to the season continued in Week 5 with a 10-4 mark, stretching his lead out to 5 games over James Lofton and Ross Tucker. Week 6 got started with Denver visiting San Diego and Tony Boselli picked up a game on the field as the only…
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Analyst Pick ‘Em: Week 5

06 October 2016 Comments are off for this post.
Week 5 of the NFL season is upon us as the Arizona Cardinals visit the San Francisco 49ers to kick things off. After that, 13 more games on the schedule. So who are our guys taking this week? See below! Game Boomer Esiason James Lofton Kurt Warner Ross Tucker Tony…
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