HONOLULU, FEB. 6 -- John Elway and Joe Montana, each coming off severely disappointing games, lead their respective conference all-star teams into Sunday's Pro Bowl.

The game at Aloha Stadium is scheduled for an 8 p.m. EST kickoff and will be televised for the first time on cable television, as part of the NFL's first-year package with ESPN.

Denver's Elway, starting quarterback for the AFC, will be trying to ease some of the pain of the Broncos' 42-10 Super Bowl loss to the Washington Redskins last weekend.

San Francisco's Montana, the NFC starter, spent the final plays of the 49ers' last game, a 36-24 playoff loss to the Minnesota Vikings, on the bench. He had been pulled from the game by Coach Bill Walsh and replaced with Steve Young.

"It's great to be out here for the Pro Bowl," said Elway, whose 10-yard scoring pass last year provided the game's only touchdown in the AFC's 10-6 victory.

"But it will be nice when we're finally finished with everything."

Montana, who'll be playing in the all-star game for the fifth time, agreed, saying, "This is a nice thing to look forward to, although it's not that easy to get here {be voted into}.

"And it'll be nice when the game's over, because then the season will finally be over for the year."

Three members of the Super Bowl champion Washington Redskins will be playing for the NFC all-stars: defensive back Darrell Green, wide receiver Gary Clark and defensive end Charles Mann.

Buffalo's Jim Kelly, named to the Pro Bowl after Miami's Dan Marino was sidelined by an injury, will share the AFC quarterback chores with Elway.

Neil Lomax of St. Louis is the second NFC quarterback.

The coaches are Minnesota's Jerry Burns for the NFC, and Cleveland's Marty Schottenheimer for the AFC.