Bears QB Jay Cutler has thrown 12 game-winning touchdown passes in the fourth quarter since 2009. USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is often characterized by his numerous turnovers and a perceived inability to lead his team. However, since 2009, few passers have been finer in the fourth quarter.

Cutler threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to tight end Zach Miller late in the fourth quarter of Chicago's Monday night matchup with the San Diego Chargers, lifting the Bears to a 22-19 victory. It was his 12th game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter since 2009, according to ESPN's SportsCenter. No quarterback across the league has thrown more during that span.

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In addition to his heroics on Monday night, Cutler also threw a game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter to beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 18-17, in Week 5. Against the Oakland Raiders a week before that, he drove the Bears down the field and into field-goal position so Robbie Gould could kick the game-winner in the final seconds of regulation.

Don't be fooled by Chicago's 3-5 record through eight games. So long as Cutler is at the helm, the Bears aren't going to roll over when they're trailing in the fourth quarter.

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