My first two seasons following the game as a youngster were '86 & '87, Walter's last two.
Twenty-six years later, I don't think any Bear has rushed for as much as Payton in '86, which was his 12th year. An old Payton on his last leg was better than anybody since. I'll buy that.
He was my first jersey, my first favorite player. All that good stuff.
For me, even in defeat, all Payton memories are good memories.