OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Jerry Rice caught eight passes for 131 yards and three touchdowns Sunday, including the go-ahead, 20-yard score with 2:46 left in the fourth quarter, as the Oakland Raiders outlasted the San Diego Chargers, 34-24.
The NFL's all-time leader in catches, receiving yards and touchdowns, Rice also caught scoring passes of 12 and 30 yards and has 38 receptions for 637 yards and nine touchdowns in five career games against San Diego.
Rich Gannon threw for 311 yards and four touchdowns, also connecting with Tim Brown on a 10-yard scoring play.
The Raiders (7-2) extended their regular season home winning streak to 10 games and remained tied with Pittsburgh for the best record in the AFC.
The Chargers (5-5) suffered their third straight loss and fell for the seventh time in their last eight meetings with the Raiders.
Oakland won both games over San Diego last season by a total of eight points and this one was tied at 24-24 after Chargers rookie LaDainian Tomlinson scored on a one-yard run with 9:57 left in the fourth quarter.
But Oakland put together a seven-play, 65-yard scoring drive later in the quarter. Gannon hit running back Charlie Garner with an 18-yard pass and ran 16 yards to the San Diego 21 to highlight the drive.
On a second and nine at the San Diego 20, Rice lined up on the right side, ran a stutter slant on rookie cornerback Tay Cody and caught the pass over the middle before racing past safety Jason Perry into the end zone.
Chargers quarterback Doug Flutie, who played a poor game for the second straight week, fumbled a snap and Raiders linebacker William Thomas returned it 11 yards to the San Diego 16 to set up a 25-yard field goal by Sebastian Janikowski with 55 seconds left.
Flutie completed just 12 of 27 passes for 98 yards with an interception.