Quarterback Randall Cunningham, who led the Philadelphia Eagles to a 31-13 victory over the previously unbeaten New York Giants, has been named NFC offensive player of the week.

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Mike Merriweather was named NFC defensive player of the week. In the AFC, Houston Oilers running back Lorenzo White was offensive player of the week and Seattle Seahawks safety Nesby Glasgow won defensive honors.


Cincinnati rookie WR Reggie Rembert, 23, has been charged with alcohol intoxication after he drove off a road and smashed his car into a sewer pipe at 4 a.m. yesterday in Fort Mitchell, Ky., a Cincinnati suburb.

Police Chief Don Delaney said police charged Rembert with the misdemeanor offense of alcohol intoxication, rather than the more serious charge of drunken driving, because the officer did not see Rembert driving.

Rembert, 23, was not injured. He was taken to the Kenton County Jail in Covington, booked and then released.


The Detroit Lions yesterday released K Rich Karlis.

Karlis, 31, was signed Oct. 12 as a free agent, one week after kicker Eddie Murray was placed on injured reserve. Murray returned to play in a 40-27 win over the Broncos on Thanksgiving Day.


Tunch Ilkin returned to practice with the Steelers for the first time since he dislocated his left elbow in a Nov. 2 practice.


The Phoenix Cardinals placed backup RB David Little (knee) on IR and signed free-agent OL Mike Graybill. . . .

Chargers RB Joe Mickles (torn thigh muscle) will miss the rest of the season.