HONOLULU, FEB. 7 -- Jim Kelly scored the game's only touchdown on a one-yard rollout and Dean Biasucci kicked two field goals to give the American Football Conference a 15-6 victory over the National in an error-riddled Pro Bowl today.
The two NFL all-star squads, a lack of timing evident after just five practice days, combined for 10 turnovers. The AFC gave away four fumbles and one interception; the NFC was victimized for four interceptions, one lost fumble and a safety in a game dominated by defense.
Denver quarterback John Elway, direct from the Super Bowl, started for the AFC and completed one of eight passes for nine yards. He did not play after the first quarter. The lone offensive player here from the champion Washington Redskins, NFC wide receiver Gary Clark, caught three passes for 26 yards.
End Bruce Smith of Buffalo, with five tackles and two quarterback sacks, and nose tackle Bill Maas of Kansas City spearheaded the AFC defense. Ends Reggie White of the Eagles, with seven tackles and one sack, and Chris Doleman of Minnesota led the NFC defense.
Smith was named the game's most valuable player.
The other AFC score came with 9:04 left in the game, when NFC quarterback Joe Montana of the 49ers stepped out of his own end zone trying to pass.
The only NFC scoring was by Morten Andersen of the New Orleans Saints, field goals of 25 and 32 yards in the first half. Later, he hit the right upright from 37 yards.
The game began in 83-degree heat at Aloha Stadium and ended with the AFC having reduced the NFC's lead in the series to 10-8.
A sellout crowd of 50,113 saw Cleveland's Marty Schottenheimer repeat as the winning coach. The AFC won last year, 10-6.
"The hardest thing to control is the pass protection," said Schottenheimer. "There isn't much time to prepare. The AFC did a little better protecting this year."
"I thought our defense played well, but our offense didn't, especially when the defense gave us the opportunity," Minnesota and NFC Coach Jerry Burns said.
Saints linebacker Sam Mills set up the game's first points when he stripped Cleveland's Kevin Mack of the ball and ran the fumble 37 yards to the AFC 38. Andersen made his first kick seven plays later.
The AFC went ahead to stay with 1:47 to play when Kelly capped an 89-yard drive with his run through a huge hole in the right side. The AFC had a big gain three plays earlier, when Kelly ran for 12 yards and a late hit by the Rams' Jerry Gray added 15 to the NFC 23.
The NFC was pushed back early in the fourth period on a hold and a call of intentional grounding before Montana faded back from the 1 and stepped on the end line. NFC 0 6 0 0 6 AFC 0 7 6 2 15
NFC -- FG Andersen 25, 5:51
AFC -- Kelly 1 run (Biasucci kick), 13:13
NFC -- FG Andersen 36, 15:00 Third Quarter
AFC -- FG Biasucci 37, 3:35
AFC -- FG Biasucci 30, 13:47 Fourth Quarter
AFC -- Safety (Montana stepped out of end zone), 5:56 NFC AFC First downs 13 21 Rushes-yards 19-85 39-134 Passing yards 128 207 Return yards 27 140 Passing 15-34-4 21-42-1 Sacked-yards lost 8-37 1-9 Punts-average 7-50 6-41 Fumbles-lost 4-1 6-4 Penalties-yards 13-86 1-5 Time of possession 25:46
RUSHING -- NFC: Walker 5-26, Riggs 2-16, White 6-14, Craig 3-8, A. Carter 1-8, Montana 1-8, Lomax 1-5. AFC:
PASSING -- NFC: Montana 8-19-2, 96 yards; Lomax 7-15-2, 69. AFC: Kosar 10-17-1, 124; Kelly 10-16-0, 83; Elw
RECEIVING -- NFC: Quick 3-44, Riggs 3-29, Clark 3-26, Walker 2-20, Craig 2-13, Rice 1-17, Jordan 1-16. AFC:
MISSED FIELD GOALS -- AFC: Biasucci 34. NFC: Andersen 37.