SAN DIEGO, OCT. 21 -- This is what Bo Jackson can do: He can take 10 days off after the baseball season, practice with the Raiders for three and then score two touchdowns in his first NFL game since last December.

He needed only 12 carries today to make an impact against the San Diego Chargers, who thought they might be able to stop him. Turns out, the Chargers couldn't stop Jackson or Marcus Allen, and couldn't score a touchdown against a stingy and penalty-free Raiders defense.

That scenario accounted for predictable results as Jackson and Allen, who set up the third touchdown with the day's longest carry, led the Raiders to a 24-9 victory over the Chargers before 60,569 at Jack Murphy Stadium.

"We're trying to get everybody in the flow of the game, and I thought we did a good job of that," said quarterback Jay Schroeder, who has the burden of distributing the workload. "We got everybody going. . . . Nobody's complaining about doing this or that. Everybody knows they're going to get their share of balls."

No need for negative thoughts now, with the Raiders (6-1) holding a two-game lead in the AFC West and a week of rest forthcoming.

Allen started in the backfield and gained 45 yards on eight carries. His 27-yard sweep at the start of the fourth quarter resulted in Schroeder's eight-yard scoring pass to Willie Gault, giving the Raiders a 15-point lead with less than 10 minutes to play.

Jackson, in his 1990 football debut, rushed for a team-high 53 yards, including touchdown runs of five and seven yards. San Diego scored only on three field goals by John Carney.

"Whenever they give you holes like we were getting this afteroon, there's nothing you can do but run for daylight," Jackson said.

The first Los Angeles touchdown wasn't all Jackson; San Diego punter John Kidd, whose eight-yard shank early in the second quarter set up a scoring drive that included five of Jackson's six first-half carries, was just as responsible.

After taking possession at San Diego's 35, Schroeder kept handing the ball to Jackson, who on his fifth carry of the drive scored from the 5 after coming to a complete stop and cutting to the outside.

"There's only one or two players, maybe, who could bounce that play outside," said Raiders defensive end Howie Long, who made his first appearance since suffering a broken right foot in a victory in Week 2 against Seattle. "I don't know who the other one is, but I'm figuring there is another one. That's an incredible play. . . . To outrun the pursuit is pretty amazing."

On the Raiders' first drive of the third quarter, Jackson again was the catalyst.

He carried the ball on four of eight plays, and gave the Raiders a 17-6 lead with a seven-yard run around left end. Jackson carried the ball only two more times, both in the fourth quarter.

Combined with a Los Angeles defense that stalled the Chargers (2-4) each time they neared the end zone, Jackson and Allen showed that a backfield co-op can be successful even with two of the game's biggest names.

"You guys have to be the judge of that," Allen said, when the subject of the two-tailback system came up. "I think there was no dropoff, no problem chemistry-wise."

Allen was among the first to congratulate Jackson after a touchdown run and said he will continue to do so.

"I hope it's going to be that way. I'm always going to play it that way, because I want to win," Allen said. "The situation is here. I'm going to deal with it, and you should deal with it in a favorable, positive manner."

Said Jackson: "I think we do a good job splitting time. I don't think we have any selfish players."

For now, the Raiders seem happy with the way things are going.

"Bo did basically what I thought he would do," Coach Art Shell said. "Bo did all right for the first time out.

"I said he'd get into the rotation like we used {the injured Greg} Bell and Allen, and that's exactly what I tried to do."