Cards player's dying mom predicted conference game

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Terrelle Smith thought his dying mother was delusional. Turns out she was prophetic.

The Arizona Cardinals' fullback says that in April, when her cancer had spread to the brain, Smith's mom said she had a vision of him playing in the NFC championship game. Nine mothers later, the Cardinals are hosting the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday for the conference title.

"Doctors say sometimes they get delusional and, at times, we thought she was," Smith said on Tuesday. "But now it lines up. It makes sense, and it tells me what to fight for every week."

His mother died in December.

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