HONOLULU, FEB. 2 -- Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas and a host of Buffalo Bills get another shot at some New York Giants Sunday night.
The AFC's Kelly and Thomas are among 10 Buffalo players, most of any team, set to play in the Pro Bowl. The Giants are represented by an NFC-high seven players, including Lawrence Taylor, who'll be appearing in a record 10th Pro Bowl.
Kickoff time is 8 p.m. EST at Aloha Stadium; the game will be televised by ESPN.
Four Washington Redskins will play for the NFC. Offensive tackle Jim Lachey and cornerback Darrell Green are scheduled to start. Running back Earnest Byner and wide receiver Gary Clark also were selected by their peers as reserves.
The Bills, 20-19 losers to the Giants in the Super Bowl last Sunday, will try to close the books on the 1990 season with a victory over the NFC in the annual all-star game.
"Buffalo has a great team, great players, but the Giants had the better team at the right time," Clark said. But as for the NFC-AFC rivalry, "the feelings here are it's more of an all-star game, more laid back. But once on the field, the competition begins."
Clark, who led the Redskins with 75 catches for 1,112 yards and eight touchdowns, is making his third Pro Bowl appearance, after selections following the 1986 and '87 seasons. "It's good to be back," he said. "It had been a few years since I was here. There's been really nice weather."
Clark said he's had a chance to mingle with friends, new and old. Former James Madison and current San Francisco linebacker "Charles Haley, he's a school buddy of mine. We hang out during the day around the pool. I got a chance to meet Sterling Sharpe of the Green Bay Packers, Andre Rison of the Falcons, and I hung around with Keith Jackson."
Keith Jackson? Of the hated Eagles?
"Basically, we do hate each other," Clark said, "but for those three hours on the field. I'm going to do everything in my power to win and the same with him, but off the field we put it aside."
As for the game, Kelly is scheduled to share time at quarterback with AFC starter Warren Moon of Houston.
However, Kelly said he might not be able to play much because he took a couple of hits on his ailing left knee in the Super Bowl.
"I'll play if I'm able," said Kelly, who led the league in passing efficiency this season with a rating of 101.2.
Moon also is coming off an injury, and hasn't played since dislocating his right (throwing) thumb in Week 16 against Cincinnati. He missed the Oilers' regular season finale and then a loss to the Bengals in the first round of the AFC playoffs.
In addition to Kelly and Thomas, who rushed for 135 yards and caught passes for 55 yards in the Super Bowl, the Bills' Pro Bowl contingent includes wide receiver Andre Reed, offensive tackle Will Wolford, center Kent Hull, defensive tackle Bruce Smith, linebackers Cornelius Bennett, Shane Conlan and Darryl Talley, plus special teams player Steve Tasker.
For the Giants, linebackers Taylor and Pepper Johnson, nose tackle Erik Howard, center Bart Oates, offensive tackle William Roberts, punter Sean Landeta, and special teams player Reyna Thompson are in the Pro Bowl.
The NFC quarterbacks are Randall Cunningham of the Eagles and Jim Everett of the Rams. Everett is filling in for Joe Montana of the 49ers, who broke his hand in the NFC championship game against the Giants.
The defense is limited by a couple of special rules, and this year a rule will allow the quarterbacks to throw the ball away without being penalized for intentional grounding as long as the pass goes beyond the line of scrimmage.
Art Shell and his Raiders staff coach the AFC, and George Seifert and the 49ers staff coach the NFC.
The NFC has won the last two games, including a 27-21 victory in 1990.