St. Louis Rams Danny Amendola (16) spins past Carolina Panthers Chris Gamble for a touchdown in the second quarter at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on October 31, 2010. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

The Rams have reached the midpoint of the 2010 season with a .500 record at 4-4 following their 20-10 win over the Carolina Panthers. Last year the Rams won only one game. Solid defense and Sam Bradford contributed to the win.

The Rams’ defense forced four turnovers, and Bradford threw two touchdowns passes…a 2-yard scoring pass to Danny Amendola in the second quarter and a 23-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Fells in the fourth quarter. Bradford was 25 for 32 for 191 yards and no interceptions. Steven Jackson, playing with a broken ring finger on his left hand, rushed 23 times for 59 yards.

Matt Moore was 23 for 37 for 194 yards for Carolina and got picked off three time. One of his picks and a fumble by Steve Smith, gave St. Louis 10 in the fourth quarter.

The Rams defense held Carolina to just 201 yards of total offense who played without Pro Bowl running back DeAngelo Williams. His fill-in Jonathan Stewart picked up just 30 yards on 14 carries as the Panthers finished with just 25 yards.