Padma explains that each cheftestant will compete head to head against a former cheftestant, and they will be assigned a city/NFL team, and must cook regional cuisine. Padma is way over enthusiastic in this segment. I don't know what's up with that, but she's like "So Stefan. AAAAAAAASSSSS the winner of the QUUUIIIIIICKFIIIIIRE challenge, YOOOOOOOU'LLLL be able to choose which NFL team's food you'll be making AAAAAAAAAAND! Which chef on the opposition team you'll be cooking against." Weird. Stefan gets to choose his opponent, and then the rest of them pick a team and then find out their opponent based on that. Fabio explains that he knows nothing about any of the cities, so he took the one that no one else wanted, which was Green Bay. So here are the matchups:
Stefan vs. Andrea cooking Dallas Cowboys (Fabio thinks he picked her because she only cooks vegetables and she was kicked off early).
Jeff vs. Josie cooking Miami Dolphins.
Fabio vs. Spike cooking Green Bay Packers.
Hosea vs. Miguel cooking Seattle Seahawks.
Leah vs. Nikki cooking New York Giants.
Jamie vs. Camille (seriously, who is she and what is with her eyebrows?) cooking San Francisco 49ers.
Carla vs. Andrew cooking New Orleans Saints.
Padma explains that they will have twenty minutes, cooking head-to-head, in front of a crowd of culinary students. Anyone who loses his or her (Padma! His or her, not their) head-to-head will be eligible for elimination. She frees the cheftestants to look over the regional ingredients chosen for their city. It's not really clear if they are limited to only those ingredients or can supplement from the pantry as needed. Jamie explains that she only chose San Francisco because she knew her peeps at home (in San Francisco) would razz her if she didn't, but she really has no idea what to make. I think she caught Leah disease. Notice that they didn't even talk to Camille for Jamie's segment; she's boring. Carla interviews that Jamie is usually very poised, and now she knows how Carla usually feels -- crazed. No, Carla really said that she usually feels crazed. I'm not making that up. I know it seems like I am, but I'm not. She really said it.
Everyone takes to planning and practicing various dishes. Jeff consults with Hosea on the best way to cook shrimp in twenty minutes. Jeff explains that he chose Miami because it's his hometown, while Josie says that she played women's professional football for a while and so she was intrigued by a challenge that combined her two loves: football and food. Jeff points out that Josie grew up and lived in Miami, so it should be an interesting matchup.