James Lofton

James Lofton is the lead game analyst for Westwood One’s coverage of Sunday Night Football, his 6th 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.

He 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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James Lofton's Posts

Postgame Interview: Malcolm Smith

02/04/2014
After the games, we talk to guys who get it done. When you want to get it done, turn to Grainger -- the one-stop shop for the ones who never stop. Grainger... for the ones who get it...
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Super Bowl XLVIII: Postgame Interviews

02/03/2014
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - After the Seattle Seahawks demolished the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, our sideline reporters Mark Malone and James Lofton got into the scrum on the field at MetLife...
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Richard Sherman Postgame Intv

Super Bowl XLVIII Live Blog!

02/02/2014
10:45 PM ET: Here's the final call of the game. 9:39 PM ET: Less than nine minutes remain in Super Bowl XLVIII and all that's left now is to wind down the clock. Time to head to the sidelines...
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Super Bowl 48 Logo and Teams

Super Bowl XLVIII Picks

02/02/2014
And so it has all come down to this. Super Bowl XLVIII is this afternoon and just like that, the NFL season will be in the books. It'll also mark the end of our analyst picks for...
Analyst Picks 2013

Super Bowl Interview: Denver DE Shaun Phillips

01/31/2014
The obvious storyline heading into Sunday's Super Bowl is the league's #1 defense (Seattle) against it's top-ranked offense (Denver). But guess what? The Broncos defense will take the field against...
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Super Bowl Interview: Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin

01/30/2014
Coming in to Super Bowl XLVIII, there's a whole lot of talk about the skills of one set of wide receivers - and it's not that of the Seattle Seahawks. That's nothing against Doug Baldwin, Golden Tate...
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The Lofton Files: Who is The Greatest?

01/30/2014
It was February 1964, 50 years ago next month, when a 22-year-old Cassius Clay uttered the simple phrase that would become so iconic, “I am the Greatest,” before he stepped into the ring to...
The Lofton Files

Championship Sunday Picks

01/18/2014
After a wildly unpredictable Wild Card Weekend, things got a bit back to normal last Saturday and Sunday, as three of the four home teams managed victories - and three of our analysts picked all...
Analyst Picks 2013

Divisional Weekend NFL Picks

01/10/2014
After a week in which picking Wild Card winners was anything but straightforward, Boomer Esiason established a bigger lead atop our picks standings with a 3-1 mark. The rest of our panel either...
Analyst Picks 2013

The Lofton Files: So what happens now?

01/07/2014
“So what happens now?” That famous lyric comes from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita - the play that debuted on Broadway in 1979 or the 1996 film starring Madonna. Colonel Perón has taken on Evita...
The Lofton Files

Wild Card Weekend NFL Picks

01/04/2014
And so we've come to the end. Or the beginning. All how you look at it. Our analysts have made it through 17 weeks of NFL action and the regular-season standings shook out like this: Boomer,...
Analyst Picks 2013

The Lofton Files: Notes on Black Monday

01/02/2014
Black Monday has unfortunately become a day that NFL fans, players and coaches know all too well. Like that car crash on the other side of the road that you can’t take your eyes off of, Black...
The Lofton Files

SNF Highlights: Eagles 24 – Cowboys 22

12/30/2013
ARLINGTON, TX - The Philadelphia Eagles have gone from worst to first, winning the NFC East and earning a playoff berth with a 24-22 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. The Eagles...
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Week 17 NFL Picks

12/28/2013
And so it all comes down to this... 16 games on a single Sunday - 13 of which have an impact on the playoff race. Pretty impressive. Heading into Week 17, the standings in our weekly analyst...
Analyst Picks 2013

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