The Raiders arrived home late Sunday night after their first loss of the season, and by early Monday afternoon, coach Jon Gruden had already met with defensive tackle Maliek Collins.

Las Vegas’ ability to stop the run is supposed to start with the 6-foot-2, 310-pound stalwart the Raiders signed a 1-year, $6 million deal this offseason, and it couldn’t stop the run in a 36-20 loss to New England.

The Patriots turned a close game into a second-half rout by running right at the Raiders and daring the visitors to stop them. Las Vegas couldn’t, as New England’s top three running backs — Sony Michel, Rex Burkhead and J.J. Taylor — combined for 189 rushing yards and more than 7 yards per carry.

Collins was far from the only problem, and perhaps not even the primary culprit, but there’s an extra burden on the former Dallas Cowboy after the preseason. The coaching staff pinned their hopes on his arrival helping to turn around a defense that’s consistently hamstrung the Raiders the last several seasons.

“He’s going to play better,” Gruden said. “I think he’s just trying to do too much right now. I think he’s trying his best. I really like his effort. We expect a lot more obviously and I’m confident we’ll get that from him.”

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