CHANGE OF PLANS:

Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Chuck Noll ordered offensive coordinator Joe Walton to cut out a lot of his offense for Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers.

The 1-3 Steelers have not scored an offensive touchdown in four games. Noll said he hoped the reduced playbook would "get more reps and get things grooved."

Noll refused to criticize the scheme of Walton, who was hired this season after being fired by the Jets.

"It's not a question of liking it or not," Noll said. "You want to do a lot of things, but when you find out all you are creating are errors . . . you keep pulling back."

SUSPENSION:

Green Bay Packers halfback Herman Fontenot was suspended for two weeks for what Coach Lindy Infante called "conduct detrimental to the team." Fontenot reportedly has been unhappy with his contract.

Infante said in a prepared release that Fontenot's suspension was being imposed for "unexcused absence from practice and team meetings."

Fontenot is Green Bay's fourth-leading receiver with 12 catches.

SHORT STAY:

The Rams activated CB Jerry Gray and placed RB Marcus Dupree (knee) on injured reserve. Dupree, who had been out of football five years, was signed two days ago. . . . The Steelers placed LB A.J. Jenkins (sprained knee) on IR. LB Eddie Miles was activated.