Kirk Cousins is halfway to what would be an ugly milestone.

Cousins has thrown 10 interceptions in six games. If he throws 10 more over the final 10 games, he would become the first Minnesota Vikings quarterback with 20 interceptions in a season since Tommy Kramer’s 26 in 1985.

The Vikings (1-5) had a bye last weekend after Cousins threw three interceptions in a 40-23 home loss to Atlanta on Oct. 18. Entering Sunday’s game at Green Bay, you better believe they’ve been using the extra preparation time to get Cousins to protect the ball better.

“There’s a lot of points of emphasis,” coach Mike Zimmer said Wednesday. “It starts with his feet, with making sure that he doesn’t predetermine routes. There’s so many things that we talk about.”

Cousins had some issues with interceptions in his previous eight NFL seasons, but never has he had a stretch like this one. For now, his career high for a season is 13 interceptions with Washington in 2017. In his first two seasons with the Vikings, he threw 10 interceptions in 2018 and six in 2019.

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“Every interception’s a little different, so you go back and look at each one and say, ‘Why was that the case on this one?’ ” he said. “And certainly the first one against Atlanta, I would say, I got too locked in on Justin (Jefferson) and didn’t need to force it. I wouldn’t say many of the others were pre-determining, and a lot of them you shrug your shoulders and say, ‘Hail Marys are unfortunate, tipped passes are unfortunate.’ ”

Cousins has had two Hail Mary passes picked off this season. Even without those two, he would be second in the league in interceptions. Cousins is tied with Philadelphia’s Carson Wentz for the NFL lead, and Wentz has played in one more game.

“You want to get it corrected,” Cousins said. “You want to finish the year in a much different place.”

Through all his interceptions, Cousins’ teammates have remained supportive.

“With a situation like that, you can do nothing but just let your quarterback know a thousand percent that you’re there for him,” running back Dalvin Cook said. “That’s our brother, that’s our leader. … An interception is part of football, but it’s how we bounce back from it, and I’ve got so much trust in Kirk.”

Cousins has thrown an interception in five of the Vikings’ six games this season. His only game without one was in Minnesota’s only victory, 31-23 at Houston in Week 4.

Cousins has three games with two or more picks. He tossed three in a 28-11 Week 2 loss at Indianapolis and two in a 32-31 Week 3 loss to Tennessee.

“We can’t turn the ball over,” Zimmer said. “We’re minus-7 in turnovers, so we’ve got to possess the ball. That’s the only way we can win football games here.”

All three of Cousins’ interceptions against the Falcons came in the first half, but Zimmer said after the game he never considered replacing him with backup Sean Mannion. After the game, Cousins said that if he continues at a similar interception pace, he “won’t finish season” as the starter.

Cousins is on pace to finish with 27 interceptions. This century, the only quarterbacks with 27 or more picks in a season have been Tampa Bay’s Jameis Winston with 30 in 2019, Green Bay’s Brett Favre with 29 in 2005 and Eli Manning of the New York Giants with 27 in 2013.

“If there was a theme, it would just be, ‘Hey, maybe less aggressive, less trying to make the big play,’ ” Cousins said after studying his interceptions. “We’ve had a lot of big plays. The problem has been when we’re not having those explosive plays, we aren’t getting the singles. We’re hitting home runs, we’re hitting triples, but we’re not hitting as many singles. In my background, I’ve been a guy that hit a lot of singles, if you will, so maybe just trying to get back to hitting singles, even if it means we miss a home run.”

What Cousins didn’t mention is that a number of those home-run plays have come late in games with the outcome already decided.