The Raiders moved to 2 & 0 under interim head coach Antonio Pierce and pushed their record to 5-5.
Neither the Jets nor the Raiders found the end zone during the first three quarters, but the Raiders broke a 9-9 deadlock early in the fourth quarter on rookie QB Aidan O'Connell's 7-yard TD pass to TE Michael Mayer.
That score was the game-winner as the Jets were turned away in plus-territory with 1:22 remaining when Robert Spillane intercepted Zach Wilson inside the red zone, losing by 16-12.
Jacobs ended a 14-game streak of failing to gain 100 yards, getting 27 attempts as Pierce committed to a run-first attack, but his fumble late in the fourth quarter gave the Jets (4-5) a chance.
O’Connell became the second Raiders rookie quarterback to win two of his first three starts — Mike Rae in 1976 was the other — by passing for 153 yards with one interception.
It was 9-9, with each team having made three field goals, when O’Connell scrambled and found Mayer in the end zone early in the fourth quarter. Las Vegas’ defense took care of the rest.