Eli Manning Likely To Start Against Oakland Raiders, No TV in Syracuse

Ryan MaloneyContributor IIOctober 11, 2009

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 04:  Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants gives a thumbs-up during pregame warm-ups just prior to the start of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on October 4, 2009 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

A Central New York television audience will not see Eli Manning take the field today against the Oakland Raiders regardless of whether the Super Bowl XLII MVP plays or not. The New York Giants expect their franchise gunslinger to start, but the game will not be shown to non-Direct TV subscribers in Syracuse. That's because the most annoying franchise in sports Buffalo Bills are hosting Cleveland at the same time. 

The Giants, who normally play on FOX as a member of the NFC, are playing host to an AFC team. Whenever an interconference game takes place, the road team's network takes the coverage. That means the Giants and the Bills are both on CBS with 1 p.m. kickoffs.