Carolina rushed for 201 yards in the game, including 86 from quarterback Cam Newton.
The Panthers (7-3) turned in perhaps their most complete game of the season with a balanced offense and stifling defense, albeit against the NFL's worst attack. The Carolina offense wasted no time turning the interception into a touchdown and from that point on, the Panthers scoring never stopped.
The Miami Dolphins made one thing very clear Monday night: They are not ready for prime time.
The Dolphins (4-5) lost their third game in a row.
Running back Jonathan Stewart picked up a season-high 110 rushing yards on 17 attempts.
The Panthers went up 24-7 on the first possession of the second half when Funchess scored on a 28-yard screen pass from Newton.
The third-year receiver from MI finished with five receptions for 92 yards and a 32-yard touchdown early in in the fourth quarter that put the game out of reach. Newton had the biggest run of the night, busting off a 69-yard run immediately after the Dolphins scored on a 66-yard Kenyan Drake run. Miami entered the game allowing 22.4 points per game, 17th in the NFL.
Carolina's 548 total yards marked a franchise record.
Panthers centre Tyler Larsen suffered a foot injury and was questionable to return.
Four plays later, Newton connected with Ed Dickson on a 7-yard touchdown pass.
Miami forced a punt and took over at its own 20-yard line with 47 seconds left, but Cutler's pass was intercepted by linebacker Luke Kuechly.
Turnover Turns Momentum - The Dolphins only put together one scoring drive in the first half, amassing just 119 total yards in the opening 30 minutes.