Just hours after watching the undefeated Lions manhandle his Bears 24-13, Allen Gorecki couldn’t remember why he was so excited about the Monday night matchup.

“All week long I was super-pumped for that game,” said Gorecki. “But now for the life of me I can’t recall why.”

Gorecki said objective pregame analysis would have enabled him to see that the Bears’ O-line would have no chance to contain Detroit’s front four, Chicago’s defensive backs would be no match for Calvin Johnson and the rest of Detroit’s receiving corps, and speedy Detroit RB Jahvid Best would prove nearly impossible for Chicago’s aging linebackers to contain in open field. That’s all hindsight now though.

“I guess the one thing I should have looked forward to was Robbie Gould’s perfect performance,” said Gorecki, of the Bears kicker who went a perfect two-for-two in field goal attempts. “And [punter Adam] Podlesh looked solid too.”

Gorecki paused to wipe away a tear.

“I guess I’ve got to get back to work now,” he added. “Bring on the Vikings?”